Today we caught up with Dawn Clark the owner, operator and maker of Handmade Art Deco style hats. She runs a great store located out in Port Chalmers that sells handcrafted hats and recycled furniture.
What once was a hobby has turned into a full time business. Started with a lesson in hat making Dawn progressed to teach herself more and 7 years on has a store filled with finely crafted hats. She describes her hats as being female Art Deco style felt hats with a modern twist. Not only selling the hats on display but also makes custom hats to order. Such hats are made to fit, usually take a day to make and made from a range of materials that are displayed in-store.
Recently opening her doors in Port Chalmers 7 months ago she comments that she could not have found a place with such a great atmosphere. So much so that she is now a Port Chalmers resident that loves the vibe and finds the people extremely helpful.
Definitely a place to check out for all you woman out there in need of your next hat. Alternatively, visit her website to see a range of her beautifully handcrafted felt hats.
Post submitted by Joshua Jeffery