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Fabhatrix makes and supplies hats for every kind of hat lover. It is a unique artisan shop specialising in quality craftmanship and design that can’t be found on the high street. By offering this specialist knowledge it encourages customers to confidently try various hats on. This gives first hand customer feed back which directly develops the design process and an unique understanding of the hat industry.
Fawns Reid first started making hats for Edinburgh Festival Fringe craft markets back in1983 and eventually opened Fabhatrix in 2002. Fabhatrix label hats are produced in the workshop downstairs by a small team which is thriving creatively. Having lived in Edinburgh her whole life, Fawns has a strong interest in scottish textile heritage and organic processes. Her distinctive and contemporary style comes across in all her designs from day wear to catwalk. Many collections showcased are fashion collaborations with other designers. This gives an opportunity to really push the boundaries and make some spectacular pieces which are for sale in the shop when they are not off traveling around the world. Most notable is the regular participation in the prestigious “Dressed To Kilt” fashion shows during Tartan Week held in New York since 2007. Fawns’ success and design ethos comes from an understanding that design is a process, always evolving. She loves exploring new materials and developing new processes. So working together with Olney’s Luton Hat Factory was an ideal collaboration.