Kempadoo Millar caps – bespoke, creative and fun!

I managed to fight through the hoards of people at the Kempadoo Millar Headwear stand at HATstock for to chat with creative founder and queen of the flatcap, Rhian Kempadoo-Millar.   Where are you based? Leeds, Yorkshire How did your millinery career begin? Studied at Leeds College of Art from 2009- 2011. Started making flat... Continue Reading →

Why Wear A Hat? We talked to Sara Eltman at Brain Tumour Research to find out.

Its only a matter of days until HATstock which is being brought to Stockport in partnership with Brain Tumour Research. We caught up with Sara to find out about the history of this campaign and why it matters. How did Wear A Hat Day develop? March is brain tumour awareness month and the Wear a... Continue Reading →

Pyewacket Millinery: vintage inspired made in Stockport

Lyndsay Cooper of Pyewacket Millinery took some time out to do our Q and A. Where are you based? Stockport How did your millinery journey begin? Attending the preview of Making Headway exhibition at the Hat Works, then attending short courses in Stockport and Leeds Describe your work in 10 words: Vintage inspired sculptural handmade... Continue Reading →

Bink’s Pearls: Motivation + love + mistakes + not giving up = ‘Talent’

Photography: Ellie Victoria Gale HATstock enjoyed quizzing Bink, the creator of two millinery labels Pearls & Swine and Temptress of Waikiki. Where are you based? Dewsbury, West Yorkshire How did your millinery career begin? I am self taught, about 10 years ago i moved from London to Yorkshire with no real plan for my life. I was a... Continue Reading →

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