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  • The Magic of Slow Fashion
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    Annabel Hitchen

The Magic of Slow Fashion

Shopping consciously; better for you, better for me and better for our planet...


If you've visited my studio before, you'll know that it's a very small team here at Annabel Allen Millinery... all of our hats are designed and handmade by me (with very grateful help from the wonderful Isa!) 

When you visit us for an appointment at my home, you can rest assured that you'll be taken through the design process to create your hat with the utmost care and attention. Every customer that walks through the door or orders online becomes part of the AAM family and we feel very priveledged that you choose us to play a part in your very special day, whether it be a family wedding, a royal honour, a garden party or a day out at the races.


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Seeing my customers smiling in their hats brings me so much joy...
And you know that when you choose to shop with a small business like mine, you're going to receive a service where you truly matter, where your ideas and dreams can be brought to life, and where you end up with a quality product that is unique and produced in an ethical and environmentally friendly way. 

I know that purchasing a made to order item that is created by hand can feel less 'convenient' than buying something that is mass produced.  However, we believe that it is far more convenient to get what you want first time round; with a made to order item, created specifically for you, with your style and ideas at the centre of the design process.  We communicate with our clients throughout the creation of all bespoke pieces, sending photos for peace of mind, as we know how hard it can be to envisage something before it is made and want to ensure that there are no unexpected surprises. 
Therefore you can guarantee that you will receive something of the highest quality that you will love for life, no waste and no inconvenient returns necessary!  To top it off, you will have made a connection with the person making it and know that you're supporting them to continue in their art- such a special process that is treasured by customer and creator alike. 

If you'd like to make an appointment to visit my Cotswold studio and start the process of designing your hat please do give me a call on +44 (0) 1453 350 611. Alternatively, if you're unable to visit I am always so happy to discuss ideas on the phone or via email to help you order online.
Please never hesitate to get in touch. 

With love, 
Annabel & Team
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    Annabel Hitchen