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Meet The Hatter

"Hats have become my life!  

A labour of love, passion & creativity, a lifestyle choice not just a job!  

Meeting with fabulous ladies who choose Sara Gadd Millinery allows me to draw upon over 20 years of experience as a milliner.

I truly look forward to hearing about your plans & to designing & creating a hat that is suitable for your occasion.  

Most importantly, I love creating headwear that is just as unique as you are!

Let me add to happy memories & ensure you enjoy the process of choosing a hat as much as you will love wearing it!


Sara "


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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 & style into vibrant, hand made headwear that is a joy to wear. 

One 0f our unique qualities is that the entire collection is designed & hand made by Sara at the studio.  This allows Sara, along with the client, to tailor each piece with upmost care & attention.  From design & creation, through to the making & ultimate wearing of the hat.

Having 20 years of experience working with individual clients, Sara's aim is to make the process of choosing a hat as enjoyable as the art of wearing it!


During a visit to our private studio, Sara will provide style & colour advice as you try the collection & chat about ideas.  Selecting the right hat is as important as knowing how to wear it &  the perfect hat should fill you with confidence, making you feel fabulous!  

Get ready to enjoy the magic of hats with Sara & 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.

Sara Gadd Millinery was born shortly after & Sara began creating her first client commissions.  Since then Sara has helped an abundance of ladies find headwear to cherish & enjoy.

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

Her background in textiles & print brings a strong sense of colour & pattern.  Passionate about colour, Sara loves to inject it into her work & this combines with her unique sense of style to create a fresh, vibrant body of work.


Whether dying materials, creating hand crafted silk flowers or talking about her life 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
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