Milliner Amy Fowler
Amy Fowler started decorating pre-made hat bases in 2012, pursuing hat making as a hobby until 2016, when she left her career in operations and e-commerce to pursue millinery full-time. She completed an online millinery certification course with Hat Academy in 2017 and the Millinery Intensive summer course at London College of Fashion in 2018. She was honoured to have her first exhibition piece shown during the London Hat Week Press Preview in 2018 and will have two more pieces shown in the World Garden Exhibition at London Hat Week 2019.
Amy’s bespoke millinery line is sold under the brand Millinery by Amy Fowler. All designs are 100% handmade by Amy and are one of a kind. Her style is artistic, yet wearable, with emphasis on sculptural design. She enjoys developing new approaches to traditional and contemporary materials. A love of millinery and a desire to be able to expand her skills and studio were the driving forces behind Amy starting her own millinery supplies business, Humboldt Haberdashery, in 2014. Her mission is to provide an environment to encourage the development of all levels of skill, while providing convenient, relatable access to knowledge and materials. Humboldt Haberdashery carries an ever-growing range of blocking materials, veiling, feathers, and trims, as well as pre-made hat bases of varying styles and materials.
Amy lives in McKinleyville, California, about five hours north of San Francisco, by the Pacific Ocean and in the Redwood forests, in Humboldt County.