Tonya Gross Millinery is an award-winning couture and ready-to-wear hat designer based in Chicago, IL. Tonya produces hand-made headwear for men and women using traditional hat making techniques.
Tonya creates custom hats for women and men for every day wear and for special occasions including weddings, fancy parties, and the Kentucky Derby. All hat projects begin with an a private consultation and can be scheduled via email. SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
We do not have a store front. Why not? (Source: The Atlantic) We work direct-to-consumer and place a focus on catering to our clients' busy lives. In an effort to keep hand-made headwear affordable and keep our overhead to a minimum, we go to our clients and/or schedule virtual visits using the amazing technology available to us. (Also,the costs associated with a brick + mortar store would take the fun out being a maker.) CONTACT US
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Tonya is the former Executive Director of the Chicago Fashion Incubator and the former Director of Fashion and Culinary Arts (Farmers Markets) for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the City of Chicago. Go DCASE!
Tonya is a community activist and advocate for the arts + creative industries and is thrilled to continue to support other creative entrepreneurs. For more information about consulting services for your fashion business, please email us. CONTACT CHICAGO CREATIVE CONSULTANTS LLC
Image credit and thanks to: Amelia, Ford Models; Tony Bryan, stylist; and David Leslie Anthony, photographer. Head piece by Tonya Gross Millinery.