Our Fabulous Milliners
Milliners are creative, inspirational people who have an eye for detail. As one of our milliners put it, "it's a blend between being a sculptor and a seamstress." At the Rain Hat Collection we are proud and privileged to sell the finest women and men's rain hats from the best of British milliners including Christys', JoJo Hats, Olney Headwear, Peak and Brim and Proppa Toppa. From waxed hats, flat caps, bucket hats to teflon coated Fedora style hats, the Rain Hat Collection has a huge selection of rain hats to choose from. Take a look at what our fabulous milliners have to offer, to keep you dry throughout the seasons in the unpredictable British weather.
Christys' Hats has been manufacturing hats in England since 1773 through 8 generations of the Christy family & across 9 reigns of British royals starting with King George III. Christys' Hats has amassed years of skills with unparalleled workmanship & individual attention to detail.
Christys' Hats are seen regularly on the heads of celebrity actors, musicians & models such as Kate Moss, One Direction, Cara Delevingne & many more.
We particularly love the Crushable Safari Fedora hat, very in vogue!
Sophia Kathanlina is a fine arts & fashion textile graduate who has worked under several fashions houses in Birmingham & Leicester before setting up her own label Peak & Brim Designer Hats in 1990. She has a flair for originality & an eye for the classic.
This company continually strives to design & create unique handmade hats which have a feel of uncompromising comfort mixed with the "wow" factor.
We love Peak & Brim rain hats & their quirky sense of style. Our favourite is the gorgeous tweed Clara.
Clare Butterton is a graduate in Fashion Design & Millinery and has worked under famous London fashion houses. She takes inspiration from her surroundings in rural Shropshire & all her designs are uncomprimising in quality.
The team are continuously busy sewing & decorating away. She describes themselves as a modern day "House of Elliot"!
We love Proppa Toppa's rain hats, particularly the jewel & feather waterproof Hannah rain hat that will brighten up any rainy day!
Currently owned & run by the 4th generation of the Olney family, Andrew & David. Olney Headwear is based in Luton, which has been the centre of hat making in the UK for nearly 300 years & for over 100 years Olney has been synonyomous with the production of a large range of quality headwear.
We love Olney's Naomi hat which is simply fabulous. It has an amazing shape & can only be truely appreciated once it's on your head!
Jacqui & John Osborne aka JoJo Hats are the formidable couple creating beautiful hats. Handmade in Devon their rain hats have such amazing variations in designs and textiles. Their guiding philosophy is to make hats which their owners love to wear, whether at a special occasion or trampling over the moors with their dogs. Ultimately they want to make their hat wearer smile.
We love JoJo Hat's Chloe rain hat which has such lovely details with its tweed trim and ruffled flower. It definitely puts a smile on our faces.
Bradleys Tannery began by manufacturing leather gloves and aprons for heavy industries. As the economy changed in Britain and manufacturing declined the company adapted and now make stunning hats amongst other lifestyle accessories. They describe themselves as "quintessentially British, quality at our hearts with a little sprinkle of fun and eccentricity"
We love the Sophie bucket style rain hat with the heritage houndstooth design