Author Archive | rosie boylan


Pacific Island Living Magazine Story

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 Hats Off to Vanuatu, Weavers take on the World Millinery magic with a royal twist. The Pacific Brim success story. By Alex Bortoli. Weno Eli prepares pandanus fibres for hat weaving Everyone loves a ‘feel good’ story. And this is up there with the best of them. In fact, if it wasn’t […]


ABC Radio – Sydney -May 2018

Vanuatu women weave colonial-era tools with business skills to get ahead in hat trade Link to this article


Pacific partnerships in headwear

Rosie shares her hat making skills with Papua New Guinean women Recently I have been fortunate to share my hat making skills with the Bilum weavers of Papua New Guinea (PNG) through the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) – a United Nations/World Trade Organisation agency focused on trade development, funded by the Australian Government through […]