Hi there, my name is Grace and I’m the founder of Clement & Grace which I started in early 2018. As a hat lover I found it impossible to find quality made hats for the modern woman, majority were either mass produced traditional style Fedora's, male oriented or high priced bespoke options. I wanted simple yet sophisticated, and from there this journey began.
The original intention was to create an online store with hats sourced from different providers however, after many months researching and meeting countless suppliers I made the decision to design my own collection.
Using high quality natural materials and finishing with beautiful intricate detail is core to what we do. In a world of fast fashion our hats are designed to be durable for years with the correct care and timeless in their look ensuring season after season they form part of you wardrobe staples.
The current collection is split into ‘Resort’ hand-weaved Toquilla straw hats for sunny days and ‘Urban’ handmade wool felt Fedora’s perfect for city style, an edgy country look and festivals alike.
To finish I am often asked why I chose the name Clement & Grace, as a lover of history I stumbled upon a little known story of an Irish man (I am also Irish) who walked the Camino de Santiago (I walked it several years ago with one of my best friends on a journey of self-discovery, its where I decided once and for all to start my own venture). While on the Camino he discovered ‘wool felt’ which to this day is used to make hats. He later became the Patron Saint to Felt Hat Makers, St. Clement. A believer in serendipity the name just clicked.