Fascinating look at one of the last shops in Cairo, where Nasser Abd El-Baset has been making fez hats for over 40 years in a process that dates back more than six centuries.
This year in Great Britain, hat making was added to the list of endangered crafts. This reality called me to action- those of us who love hats need to support the industry in practical ways in order to preserve it. For me, this was joining in the formation of The British Millinery Association (and giving up my blogging anonymity!) and, last week, ordering my first bespoke hat.
What tangible things can we each do to save the craft and tradition of hatmaking from falling into extinction?
Images from Getty as indicated