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News

New for 2017 - the Levante is now available in wool felt!

January 29, 2017

The Levante fur felt fedora has proven to be one of my most popular hat styles.  Fedoras suit so many people and so many fashions - from boho beachwear to street-styles and evening gowns, Fedoras look smashing with it all.   The Levante features a designer-take on the traditional fedora.  With an angled teardrop crown, it's flattering and not too high.  I think it's a standout accessory for everyday and I'm yet to find someone who it doesn't suit. My Levante Fur is made from beautiful top quality rabbit fur-felt that I import from Europe in black and alabaster (as below).  I make each one the traditional way - by hand using steam, wooden hat blocks and with a keen eye for...

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Why I love my Sirocco Fedora...

December 05, 2016

What makes a truly great summer hat?   I think my Sirocco fedora fits the bill for a number of reasons and here they are:- It's all-natural and made of a beautiful hand-woven and polished natural straw - the material itself goes with most casual summer fashion! It's handmade and from the sourcing of the headbands to the final finish, it's made with love and attention to detail.   It looks like luxury for everyday and it is! I'm not a big fan of synthetic materials for summer - too sticky and sweaty!  The Sirocco breathes in hot weather so the heat of your little head can escape. It's lined with a soft cotton lining.  Ditto!  Heat begone, welcome summer breeze....

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How Stuff is Made - Jamdani fabric!

October 10, 2016

As a hand-maker, I appreciate the time and skill that goes into making a hand-made product.  Whatever the craft, there's so much more to it than initially meets the eye and if you've never tried it, then you'll never have an inkling of just how difficult it is. It takes years - years of motivation and dedication to the particular skills to make the individual product, then development of quality, speed, consistency that enables you to produce at a commercially viable level.  And then, if you want to be an innovator, that's another level of achievement again. So, I loved learning about a 'new' fabric that I'd never even heard of until recently.  It's Jamdani and I'm already hooked. It's the lightest most coveted fabric...

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