Tarp Hats - The Real Deal: Made in Brazil

Real Deal Brazil is Olympic training in case of zombie attack


The upcoming Olympics in Brazil, and the start of production on ‘Zombieland 2’ have The Real Deal Brazil ramping up production of their upcycled hats, bags, and accessories.

Greenville, NC – June 6th, 2016 – Brazil is the home of the anticipated summer Olympics, but it’s also The Real Deal Collection’s home. For its first adventure the canvas tarp material, that is the base of all items in the Real Deal Collection, worked hard traveling for miles all over Brazil protecting truck cargo from the elements. Once the canvas tarp is retired, we upcycle it into the Real Deal collection and send it along for its next adventure.

‘Zombieland’ made its debut in 2009 and was awarded accolades including 9 cinematic wins and 26 nominations. The lead character, Tallahassee, wore the Real Deal Brazil’s Original Tarp Hat for the entire movie. The success of the movie catapulted The Real Deal forward. 7 years later, the sequel is in pre production. Rachel Whitten, Brand Manager for the Real Deal Brazil said “It would be amazing to be part of the wardrobe on the new film!” she added, “Zombieland (the original) was the cornerstone for the zombie apocalypse that has taken over the TV and Movie scene. To be a part of something like that, you can’t plan for it, it happens organically. That is a common denominator of the milestones of The Real Deal Brazil. They all happen organically, inspired by our fans. In the case of Zombieland, one of the cameramen was a fan and it just worked for Woody Harrelson’s vision of Tallahassee”

The Olympics dominate the media worldwide, and Woody Harrelson’s hat choice in the first Zombieland shined a spotlight on The Real Deal. The timing of these events could not be better for our handmade up-cycled hats, bags, and accessories to get ready for what is sure to be a Real Deal Brazil-liant year.

The Real Deal Brazil is a collection of hats, bags, and accessories upcycled from retired truck canvas tarp. Each piece has been handmade in Brazil, is unique, and has traveled all over South America before it reaches its new owner. The Real Deal is experienced and ready to set out on your everyday adventures.