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Artisan Hats

Artisan Hats is a collaborative project between Elsa Cappelli and the Eyesiga Mukama craft group in Uganda, where high fashion millinery is produced in an ethical, sustainable and innovative way.

Having learned to make a series of plaited palm braids, the group now use them to produce a variety of hat forms. These hats are trimmed in materials that are locally available to the group and which reflect their cultural heritage.

Elsa advises the group on up-to-the minute shapes for western markets and works with the group to ensure high standards. Innovative and environmentally friendly substitutes have been developed to millinery essentials such as the wire and ribbon which are difficult to source in remote regions. All materials are natural and/or recycled without compromise to style.

For sales/orders contact: info@elsacappelli.org.uk

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