Currently formed of 33 founder members from across the UK, the Guild plans to expand, and will invite applications from other milliners, as well as from allied trades and crafts.
The exact structure is still in the planning stage, however we envisage offering membership and associate membership to people working in the following areas:
Milliners and hat-makers
trainee and student milliners
As a fledgling organisation, we are not ready just yet to accept membership requests, so please bear with us! We look forward to welcoming new members from next year.
In the meantime, if you are interested in applying for membership, please take a look at the following FAQs. Thank you for your patience!
WHAT IS THE GUILD FOR?
Our aims are to organise and aid communication between our members, to recognise and share their skills and attributes, to promote hats and hat-wearing generally, and to offer support to future milliners.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF JOINING?
The opportunity to be part of a national association synonymous with the highest levels of craftsmanship and creativity, in an industry rich with heritage and international acclaim.
Do i have to be british to join?
No, but to become a full member you must be resident in the UK, and your business (where relevant) must be based in the UK.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO JOIN?
We will be publishing our set of criteria later this year. Our emphasis will continue to be on quality and expertise.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We will confirm subscription costs later this year.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Over the coming months we will put in place a process for prospective members to access.
In the meantime please contact us to register your interest.
top: photo by Edward Lakeman for Guild member Lock & Co Hatters