I started Great Hat with a partner, Crystal Jackson in 1994. It all began with a hat we designed for her son.
Later, the initial $70 investment for our first small show grew into a seasonal micro business. We were a good team and we had way too much fun. We are both lovers of shiny things and vintage fabrics. Some of those shiny things were just "too good" to part with. We would wear them while we worked instead of putting them on the hats. We traveled around New England doing bigger shows for a few years until the partnership dissolved in 2001. I am now the sole proprietor, all the work is done at home. I still occasionally wear some of those "too good" shinys when I work.