Starter Kit for A.bottswillis

Help this Milliner Get Her Supplies…

Hi yall, my name is Ashley B Willis and I make mighty fine hats! But before we get to that, let me tell you a little about myself.
I am originally from North Carolina (Southern girl roots) and now reside in NYC (big girl dreams). I have lived in NYC for almost a decade now and have worked in the fashion industry since my arrival in the Concrete Jungle. I have worked for and with the likes of Billy Reid, Roberta Freymann, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s, and the list goes on. I have done everything from sales, to merchandising, to visuals, to design and, most recently, brand development. Since a little girl, I have loved fashion, art, design and, most importantly, HATS! I love what a hat can do for a person’s attitude and their wardrobe. I think a hat can turn a mundane outfit into a masterpiece. I also think a hat can make any man, woman, boy, or girl feel confident and important, and... it’s important to feel important!
Soooo, since I always wear hats and am such a proponent for others to don hats, I decided that I should make them! That’s exactly what I did. I attended the millinery program at the Fashion Institute of Technology and learned the traditional millinery techniques. Using my training and adding my modern twist to an old tradition, I have started A. Botts Willis.
I make custom hats for both men and women, specializing in felts and straws.
I do make all hats by hand and all hats are one of a kind. They are made to last a lifetime. I put a lot of effort into making the client happy, which includes looking and feeling great in the piece they choose. I use the best quality materials and fabrics and work closely with each client to determine the perfect style for them.
I have a lot of interest in purchasing my hats but I don’t have all the hat sizes yet. Purchasing a variety of block sizes and shapes will help me reach more customers and buying tools I need will make each piece more and more precise. Now, I just need the help to finish getting the blocks and tools I need to start fulfilling orders.
Help a girl make her dreams come true!
Thanks for all your support and love! It means the world to me!

“The girl who wears hats”
A. Botts Willis

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Ashley Willis 
New York, NY
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