Welcome to the first-ever Hat Life Hatty Awards. Hatty
Awards will be given each year to designers or companies
that have shown leadership and inventiveness in the headwear
This years’ winners were chosen by a panel of judges
from a large group of nominees. Although creativity is
an important ingredient in the Hatty Award mix, it takes
more than just a pretty hat to make the grade. It takes
a bit of bravado and a lot of dedication to be singled
out among your peers.
There are teachers who follow their hat making passion
and there are designers, hat retailers and hat makers who
defy the odds of ambiguity to succeed.
We salute the Hatty Award winners for 2008 and hope that
their passion runs as deep as our respect for them. Hat
making has an illustrious past that often gets overshadowed
by the modernity of our time. At Hat Life we want to bring
hat making out of the closet and shine a light on the great
talent that exists among us.
2008 Hatty Award Winners