Milliner Rosemary Kanko Arthur truly believes “Through simplicity comes great Beauty” as she designs intricate and delicate headwear for customers in Ghana. Her love of nature, plants and flowers is reflected in all her designs with added sparkle and brilliance.

What do you love most about Millinery?

Making hats brings out my creativity and are simpler to style as an accessory .

How did you come into Millinery?
Because I have a passion for hats I started making hats in 2012. No classes were available but I learnt by trial and error and have added to my skills through Hat Academy Courses.

How would you describe your designs?
My designs are timeless and unique because I add my own creative style and I pay attention to the fine details.

What is your ideal customer ?
My ideal customer would be someone who appreciates effective communication to help me create the right hats by giving me the specific occasion and what they will be wearing eg. Hair style, dress, jewellery and shoes. Hats are popular for all occasions in Ghana.

How have you been able to maintain hat sales during COVID ?
Yes as my millinery business has been maintained through loyal customer referrals.

What has been the largest challenge you have faced in millinery?
The largest challenge is getting the right materials so I need to source from Australia or London.

If you could invite any milliner to tea who would it be and why?
I would invite Lymakraft because her work is innovative and inspiring and she is based in Ghana also. I love her choice of colours in her designing.

What is your favourite material to work with and why?
I love Silk Abaca because of the feel and uniqueness of it. I prefer to use it for beautiful flowers and turbans

What's your best millinery tip?
Always encourage milliners who have just started this profession to learn good techniques rather than going just for designs.

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