Hats by Rachel is an Irish millinery business. All headpieces, as well as their features, are fully handmade and handstitched using traditional millinery techniques. All materials used are vegan-friendly, including feathers which are naturally molted.
The Reverse Chronological Journey
- Part-time Fashion Design Course (Planning to enroll in April 2022)
2021 to Date
- Submitted an entry to HATalk E-Mag "Through the Archives" Competition 2021
- Freeform Sinamay 5-day Course (Tracy Chaplin Millinery)
- Millinery Headbands Course (Millistar)
- Launched 4 Collections & Fancy Dress & Festivals Collection
- Custom Services & Bespoke Services Launched
- Instagram Daily Themes
Lead-up to Business Launch
- September 2019 to January 2021: Self-learning and development of millinery skills. Official launch Jan' 2021.
- September 2019: Week-long one-to-one course with Dublin milliner Laura Kinsella (hat blocking and finishing skills through fabrication of three hats of differing type and material.)
The College Years:
(Masters in Structural Engineering with Architecture, UCD)
- Mad Hatter Competition, October Horse Fair Ballinasloe, judged by local milliner Ana Victoria Mulcahy: Alice in Wonderland themed top hat (1st place)
- Ballinasloe October Horse Fair Millinery Competition; White hat featuring curved wicker and hanging origami – a play on the theme of silhouettes.
- Leaving Cert Art project: Felt hat on theme of "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness". (A2 grade)
- Transition Year 'Form and Fusion' ('Junk Kouture') Competition; huge sellotape hat and outfit (category prize, All-Ireland Finals, Point Depot).
- Wave hat from newspaper, wire, shells and spray paint, 1st year art competition (1st place).
Being from the same town as Philip Treacy and having a love of art made it easy for me to fall in love with the art that is Millinery.
Get in Touch
Woodmount, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon, H53 K589
+353 (0)86 1655157