Archive | Ethnographic


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 […]

My house of straw

In the lead up to the summer hat season I fill my studio with a range of straw hats in a myriad of colours, textures and patterns in preparation for designing my new summer styles. I take delight in the variety of fibres, their properties and counties of origin…. then delight again when the right […]


Underneath the Eiffel Tower

On my first day in Paris, on the quest of men’s headwear design throughout the world, I accidentally stumbled upon the Musee du quai Branly. While I intended to seek out this museum to view the headwear of other cultures, I had no idea where in Paris this establishment was. Strangely on this first day, while wandering […]