Sedgwick's sources the most amazing array of hats and headpieces from The Essential Hat Company in Melbourne. Personally crafted by Catherine Ellen, these hats are nationally and internationally recognised. Amongst her various awards, Catherine won 1st prize in the 23rd International Hat Festival in Caussade, France. Catherine’s hat, l’Accordion, was chosen out of hundreds of entrants from all over the world. The win highlights Catherine's exceptional talent and why Sedgwick's is so proud to merchandise and retail her amazing creations.
The Essential Hat is renowned for creating and providing award winning hats for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and in particular, the Melbourne Cup. Designed and made to be "one off" pieces, these hats and headpieces can be reproduced but never exactly copied.
Sedgwick's stocks Catherine's hats on a seasonal basis for inspection and fitting in the boutique. Our on-line customers are strongly encouraged to visit The Essential Hat for the latest offerings by one of Australia's premier milliners.