I am excited to introduce you to Fort Worth’s newest entrepreneur, Heidi Lemelin, proprietor of The Branded Brim Hat Co. I first met Heidi when she was a student worker in my office at TCU. Since her graduation from TCU in 2021, Heidi became a licensed real estate agent in the DFW area and published her first novel Always in Season.  Writing and publishing her first book was a big passion project for her and a bucket list kind of excitement to happen post-graduation.

While she was building her career in real estate, Heidi knew she still wanted to tap into her creative side and that led her to The Branded Brim Hat Co – a hand-crafted boutique hat company.  The Branded Brim burns beautiful designs into the brim and specializes in making the ordinary wide-brim hat, extraordinary!

Each design is carefully thought out and then hand drawn onto the hat to give it a unique and special touch. All of the designs stay consistent and available to purchase, however, each month Heidi releases one additional hat design for that month. Customers can also work with Heidi to custom design a hat unique to their personality and style by selecting the hat color, design, band, and branding of their choice to truly make it one-of-a-kind.

Heidi loves the idea of creating something so unique and special for each of her customers. She appreciates the trust individuals have in her to bring their personal stories and feelings to life on a hat that truly represents who they are and what they love. Every hat includes a hand-sewn band and tag. Can you imagine all the ways you can gift someone a custom hat – new mommas, brides and their bridal party, senior photos, and more memory-making events.

I love the hat Heidi designed for me including my brand name Home with a Twist, beautiful flowers, and a scattering of honey bees – everything that represents me!

Here is the exciting news –just in time for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo – Heidi is giving away a Branded Brim Hat to one lucky Home with a Twist follower. Head over to my Home with a Twist Instagram to enter the giveaway that starts today and ends Friday, January 20 at midnight. We will announce the lucky winner on Saturday, January 21.

I love supporting women and their small businesses! As Melinda Gates said, ” When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else.”