Volume 4 Newsletter 1
January 7, 2009
"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions" - Confucius
The First Annual Hatty Award Winners
There aren’t many places where headwear brilliance is celebrated. For that reason we chose to honor headwear professionals with the inaugural Hatty Awards. This award honors those who show talent, perseverance and innovation to take headwear to the next level. We often see hats mentioned in magazines, newspapers and occasionally on TV, but rarely do we read about the man or woman behind the hat.
 
The winners of the 2008 HATTY AWARDS
Rodney Allison Kolav Sagol
Lisa Battaglia LBF Trade
Phyllis Beals Legendary Headwear
Cap Banks Corporation Don Livingston
Ellen Christine Suzie Mahoney
Loreta Corsetti Mainland Headwear Holdings
Pete Cotutsca Eia Radosavlevic
Angela Coupe and Carol Anderson Carry Somers
Tonya Gross Lina Stein
Kokin Wendy White
The HATTY WINNERS will be spotlighted in the 2009 HAT LIFE BOOK, which will be available at the end of January.

The Hatty Awards will be an annual event with winners being highlighted in our national media campaign, in the Hat Life Book and on our website, hatlife.com. Applications will be accepted for the 2010 Hatty Awards on September 2, 2009.

We salute the Hatty Award winners and hope that their passion keeps them striving to achieve even more notoriety in the years to come. At Hat Life our goal is to bring hat making (and hat selling) out of the closet and shine a light on the great talent that exists.
 
 
SHOPPERS NOT ONLY WANT LOW PRICES THEY ALSO WANT VALUE
If you're a sane (or frugal) shopper then you know that today's fashion goods are often not worth their lofty price tags. Of course "hot" designers can call the shots when it comes to price, but most brand names are having a harder time convincing consumers to part with their cash. more
HAT TRENDS AND OTHER TID BITS
When we were researching hat news for the 2009 Hat Life Book we heard some interesting things about hat business. more
THE SPRING 2009 LINA STEIN MILLINERY WORKSHOPS
It's a new year - and Lina Stein wants to help you brush up your hat-making skills. more
NEW BROOKLYN HATTERS ARE THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Garbushian and St. Romain started out designing miniature, hand-sewn headpieces for their fashionista friends. more
CHUBBY GIRL RECORDS IS HOSTING A HAT CONTEST
Gospel singer Sherrie Keys (CEO of Chubby Girl Records) is hosting a "Hats Off to Women" Contest on her record label website. more
IF THE ECONOMY IS GETTING YOU DOWN, YOU'RE NOT ALONE
Requests for counseling have increased 40% in the last six months of 2008, according to Richard Chaifetz, CEO of ComPsych, the largest U.S. employee assistance mental health provider. more
THE HAT LIFE PHOTO GALLERY more