Sonja Veldkamp's Profile

About

CRAFTSMANSHIP:

As a student of fashion design I got acquainted with hat making, and it was instant love: working with vintage wooden blocks, steam and felt gave me a wonderful sense of traditional craftsmanship. Years later I had the opportunity to start my own millinery label Zenithats.

MATERIALS:

By using high-quality materials from nature which can be returned to nature as much as possible, I create hats that are durable. Always with an eye for detail, I am looking for special trimmings, which I sometimes find at vintage shops. This makes that many of the hats are one of a kind. Often the materials and techniques inspire to make accessories that are similar in style with the hats in the collection.

CUSTOM MADE;…

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  • Female
  • Joined November 30, 2010

Favorite materials

wool, felt, leather, reused, sustainable materials, straw, laser cut, laser engraving, french ribbon, leather ties, vintage trimmings, fish leather

About

CRAFTSMANSHIP:

As a student of fashion design I got acquainted with hat making, and it was instant love: working with vintage wooden blocks, steam and felt gave me a wonderful sense of traditional craftsmanship. Years later I had the opportunity to start my own millinery label Zenithats.

MATERIALS:

By using high-quality materials from nature which can be returned to nature as much as possible, I create hats that are durable. Always with an eye for detail, I am looking for special trimmings, which I sometimes find at vintage shops. This makes that many of the hats are one of a kind. Often the materials and techniques inspire to make accessories that are similar in style with the hats in the collection.

CUSTOM MADE;

All hats are handmade and each design is only produced in small quantities. This also allows me to take into account the wishes of individual customers. So If you see something that you like in my shop, but you want another colour or trimming, please contact me.

INSPIRATION:

I obtain my inspiration for designs from many sources: nature, mathematical forms, other cultures or simply by the things that my children make. I am also inspired by new techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting, and interested in integrating these techniques with traditional craftsmanship.

I make all my hats and accessories in my studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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