About Sara 

Sara Gadd milliner creating ladies occasion headwear and based in Carlisle, Cumbria, North England

Sara Gadd Millinery was established in 2002; the intention being to encapsulate Sara's passion for colour, form and style into vibrant, hand made headwear that is a joy to wear. 

Our unique selling point is that the entire collection is designed and hand made by Sara at the studio.  This allows for the upmost care and attention from creation to client. 

Sara has 20 years of experience working with individual clients and it is her aim is to make the process of choosing headwear as enjoyable as the art of wearing!


During a visit Sara will provide style and colour advice as you try the collection.  Selecting the right hat is as important as knowing how to wear it and  

the perfect hat should fill you with confidence, making you feel fabulous!  

Get ready to enjoy the magic of hats and let them help to create memories that last a life time!

 Sara graduated from The University Of Cumbria in 2002 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Arts.

Just after Sara Gadd Millinery was born and Sara completed her first private commission.

As a designer Sara is often inspired by the intrinsic beauty found within nature & in particular flowers. 

Her background in textiles brings a strong sense of colour, which combines with her unique sense of style.


Whether dying materials, creating hand crafted silk flowers or talking about her work as a hat designer,

Sara's passion & creativity shine through.

Sara Gadd Millinery ladies bespoke hats, fascinators, headpieces made-to-order and bespoke headwear design based in Carlisle, Cumbria an the North of England