The HAT ArchiveYou can now purchase printed back issues of The HAT magazine and subscribe to our online digital archive at our new website. www.thehatarchive.com
Welcome to Denford Publishing
is run by the team that created The HAT Magazine, the first international quality trade journal for the global hat industry. Set up in 1999 the magazine reported on brands, factories, raw materials and work processes, and interviewed many of the world’s greatest names within the industry. And then in 2017 we passed the baton of ownership to Elly Stemerdink in the Netherlands.
From the information and reports within the 74 editions written by our team, we plan to publish a series of hat related books. These publications will include the Workroom Techniques, which have been so popular with readers of The HAT Magazine, and a book to present the most innovative designers and their hats, which we featured during our time at the magazine. Future projects planned are books on the commercial production of straw and felt (both wool and fur). If you would like to be notified when these are published, please join our mailing list – see below.
This site is also the new home for back issues of The HAT Magazine and the archive. Back issues of the magazine, going up to number 74 (where still in stock), are available to buy here.
We hope you will enjoy reading the stories about our travels, the people we met and the knowledge gained during our time at The HAT Magazine as much as we enjoyed creating them.
Regular Magazine Articles
News, Views and Events The latest hat world news, keep up to date with what’s happening in the hat trade worldwide
Workroom Technique Step by step guides through a millinery process, from the masters
Designer Sketchbook Bringing you new inspiration and trends
A Conversation with Meet those at the top of their game in the hat world
Travels with my Hat Each year we travel to a country famous for its own hatting expertise, learning the techniques, meeting the designers, the manufacturers, the retailers and the tutors
Trade Fair Reports The hats and the looks for the coming season, in our fashion fair round up, plus previews and calendar
Looking Ahead The colours, fabrics and trims predicted for the year ahead
On The Catwalk A snapshot of the latest headwear on the season’s catwalks
Royal Ascot, The Derby & The Melbourne Cup Coverage of the year’s major horseracing and hat-wearing events
Designer Profiles The Hatter’s Tale, an everyday story of milliners and manufacturers
Retail Experience Great hat shops around the world
End of Term Report Each year we meet the millinery graduates as they leave education to start their millinery careers
Graduate Fashion Week The hottest trends from the graduate shows
The HAT Directory Source those suppliers here in our classified trade directory, an indispensable guide to the hat trade
In fact all there is to know about what’s happening in the Hat world
Your magazine is amazing and informative; the places, the people, the techniques, the history. Thanks.
Lawrence GreenFrom Louise Green Millinery Co. Inc.
I am a huge fan of The HAT Magazine and devour it every time it arrives through my letter box!!
Aoife HarrisonDublin Milliner
The magazine arrived yesterday. It's very inspirational, it was hard to put it down to go to bed!
Åsa Svensson Swedish Milliner
Your publication has been a vital source of information for me over the last fifteen years, from trade fairs and suppliers to new techniques and inspiration!
Catherine CookeFrom Catherine Cooke Headwear
Just received my current issue of The Hat Magazine and I LOVE it!
Betsy GoldmanFrom Florida
I received my magazine and WOW!!!!! This is the best magazine ever. Really, I
mean this. The magazine is very informative and I love the Designer Sketchbook, but most of all the Workroom Technique is my favorite part of the magazine.
General P. WrightCase Manager II, STEP/MBTC
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