The search for a “something special hat” put me on the path to hat making.        

With a background in sewing, I began to explore the world of millinery. To perfect my craft, I have completed numerous courses under the guidance of some of the finest milliners in Melbourne, Sydney, and the south of France. Each piece is individually designed and made by hand, using quality materials. 

I endeavour to source materials which are produced ethically and sustainably. The fur felts are the by-product of the rabbit meat industry in Europe. The handwoven straws from Ecuador are imported through a company who support local village artisans to continue this ancient craft. All offcuts are saved and used for trims when making smaller pieces such as fascinators.

I don’t buy any plastic packaging for products, but endeavour to reuse all the packing I receive my supplies in. I recycle or reuse packaging like bubble wrap to package your items. So if your headwear arrives in a wine, fruit or some other box, be happy that it’s being used again. Hat Ensemble endeavours to tread lightly on this planet but still produce quality handmade products.                        This truly is slow fashion.

All products are hand made in Perth, Western Australia.


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