Donna Hartley Millinery was born of a long, close friendship. Originally from Yorkshire, Donna studied Fashion Design at Batley Art College and went on to work for wedding dress designer Beverly Summers. Donna found she enjoyed and had a talent for creating head-pieces. This inspired her to return to college to specialise in the art of Millinery.
After Millinery College, Donna was offered a position with Herald & Heart Hatters of London. During her time there she had the opportunity to design a collection for a number of prestigious customers including the Royal Ascot Corporation. She also developed her creative skills by working on a number of promotional projects for large corporate clients.
Donna’s hats have featured in a number of magazines including Hello and Shropshire Life. Donna eventually moved away from London to develop her own bespoke millinery business in Shrewsbury and more recently to Spain. She has a real love and passion for hats and continues to design and create on a daily basis for both personal and corporate clients.
With Donna's guidance and expertise Joanne Temperley Jones has expressed her own individual artistc flair and creativity to influence the style and design of our creations in this exciting world of millinery.