More than just a hat-trick. Lomax & Skinner share their millinery success story

Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner have been making hats for over 20 years since serving their apprenticeships together with Frederick Fox, the Queen’s milliner.  Their Lewes based bespoke millinery continues to thrive, and the recent publication of their beautiful book, published by GMC is a fitting milestone in their careers. Here, Tara Gould talks to them about their love of hats.

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Championing local artists and makers

There is a wealth of talent in Lewes, and we love to support and promote the exceptional work of local artists and makers that we feel sit well with our own brand in terms of aesthetics and values. It is such a pleasure to offer these pieces for sale in the shop, alongside our own skincare and other beautiful and useful products that Amanda picks up on her travels. Here you can see the full list of our collaborators:

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The Rose Pickers

Every year a team of willing volunteers helps us with the rose picking.  This year we spent a hot July day in amongst the fragrant roses, surrounded by the insects, the birds and the fields and rolling hills of rural East Sussex. We are hugely grateful for everyone's involvement, their hard work and positive, helpful presence makes the whole experience such a joyful communal activity,  full of laughter and connection.  We asked each of our rose pickers why for them this is such a special event. 

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