Cool Hunting Video: Satya Twena Hats

Keeping traditional hat-making alive at a recently revitalized milliner in NYC

When in Manhattan’s Garment District recently, we toured a traditionally run hat factory that’s dedicated to truly handmade, local products. Guided by owner and milliner Satya Twena—who raised enough money to save the factory from closing just a few months prior to our visit—we learned how each of her hats is made using old-school methods involving blocking, steam and rope.