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Come and visit Fabhatrix, the independent hat shop in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket

Fabhatrix makes hats for every kind of hat lover. They specialise in quality materials and design that can’t be found on the high street. Our hats are handmade in our workshop downstairs, so we will definitely be able to find something that is perfect for you. We offer specialist knowledge of sizing, styles and materials and encourage customers to come in try our various hats on and have fun!

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Fawns Reid – Owner

We sell just about every hat you can think of! A mixture of traditional deigns and designs unique to Fabhatrix. For women we sell hats for everyday wear made from warm wools,  soft felts, formed felts, beautiful scottish tweeds, waxed cotton, velvets and some unique vintage fabrics. We have a wide range for men too including tricorns, bicorns, top hats, bowler hats, loden hats, homburgs, fedoras, trilbies, pork pies made from luxurious fur felt and wool felt in a multitude of colours. We stock flat caps made from harris tweeds, cashmere blends, scottish tweeds and leathers. Our top quality mens hats are available in a wide range of sizes from 55cm to 63cm. If you don’t know your head size take a look at our about size section in our online shop.

We also pride ourselves in wide range of occasion hats from over the top fascinators to smaller elegant pieces.Our traditional and unique sinamay hats ideal for weddings, graduations, the races and even meeting the Queen! We run a bespoke hat making service so if you have an outfit in mind we can make up a hat or fascinator in your colours to match. Take a look at our bespoke section in our online shop.

About us

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Now a team of five with two full time milliners Fabhatrix is thriving creatively. Our chief milliner, and shop owner, Fawns first started making hats for Edinburgh Festival Fringe craft markets back in1983 and eventually opened Fabhatrix in 2002. Having lived in Edinburgh her whole life she has a strong interest in scottish textile heritage and organic processes. Her Fabhatrix label hats are individually hand made downstairs in her shop and  the range is ever expanding. Her distinctive and contemporary style comes across in all her designs from day wear to catwalk. Fawns’ success and design ethos comes from an understanding that the design process is always evolving and finding new ways of recycling materials and developing existing designs.

Having graduated in 2011 Fawns’ daughter Iris joined Fabhatrix as a full time milliner. Iris has been with Fabhatrix from the start and has always seen her mother making clothes and hats for as long as she can remember. Iris has worked in the shop during summers and on a part time basis and has become a skilled milliner. We have three part time members of staff who are all designers and produce their own products which we also sell in the shop. Jane joined the Fabhatrix team in 2007 and makes hat pins from semi precious agate. Lisa makes a range of corsages using mostly recycled and vintage materials called Agnes & Cora. Judy, who is the newest member of our team, is a young scottish designer that has her own label Judy R Clark. She collaborates with our milliner Fawns Reid for shows and events.

Fabhatrix are very active and attend as many shows and events as we can. This gives us an opportunity to really push the boundaries and make some spectacular pieces which are showcased in the shop when they are not off traveling around the world. These are also great opportunities for networking with other hat lovers and milliners. Take a look at our events page to see what we have been upto!

Come down and visit us in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and have a browse around our fantastic collection of hats – you won’t be disappointed! If you can’t get to us have a look at our online store where we have selected our best sellers for you.

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