At 10, I was diagnosed with Leukemia and spent my childhood undergoing treatment. Cancer is terrible and quickly stole my freedom and joy as it changed my identity from a child to a patient. It was only from the endless love of my family, friends, doctors, and even strangers, that I became more hopeful in the face of cancer.
Crucial in creating this hope was my experience with Make-a-Wish. In 2011, they granted my wish to meet President Obama in the White House and I spent several days spellbound in DC. The city was beautiful but it was the people I met who really captivated me. Absolute strangers chose to uplift a child and make my entire trip truly special. They encouraged me with hope and pushed me towards recovery.
Now, I want to help other patients find hope and empower their recovery experience. We started by re-imagining the cap for patients. And for every 1000 hats we sell, we grant a wish through Make-a-Wish to uplift another patient, just as I was. This is OURA.
Fashion’s all about the look, but we think function plays an important role too. OURA combines the best of both. We use only the most advanced fabrics to keep you comfortable, safe, and stylish. In every hat are billions of microscopic nanominerals that have been infused directly into the thread. Each mineral plays a role in supercharging your headwear with unique capabilities so you’ll feel invincible. And with an ultra-light design, you’ll forget about all the action happening on your head.
Self-Cleaning When was the last time you washed a hat? Probably never... Well with OURA, you never have to worry about dirt or grime with its self-cleaning technology. With light-activated particles at work, your hat will always stay fresh, whether it’s the 1st wear or the 1000th.
OURA kills... bacteria. With titania particles infused in the fabric, you never have to worry about any questionable odors from your hat. Just leave it out in the sun to activate the titanium which kills any hitchhiking microbes you may have picked up along the way.
The best defense against the sun is covering up, but not all fabrics protect equally. To ensure you have complete protection, we have zinc nanoparticles in all our hats. This zinc, commonly found in sunscreens, absorbs UV radiation to keep you safe from the rays.
So many things we wear are manufactured with harsh chemicals and dyes that can trigger skin irritation and allergic reactions. We didn’t want to expose you to that, so all OURA headwear is made with hypoallergenic fabric.
Part of Ouragami's mission involves public engagement. In our goal of spreading hope, we believe stories of survival should be shared and we would love to start with ours. So if you have an upcoming event for a community, university, company, or organization and are looking for speakers, please write to us with some brief information regarding the engagement. We will get back to you shortly.