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Thank you for your interest in joining the Milliners Guild.
Join now as a Professional Milliner, Emerging Milliner or as a Friend of the Guild.


Professional Milliner Membership:
Please note that membership is open to milliners who are already in business as milliners and can show proficiency in millinery. Memberships are annual and dues are $100 per year.

Application Requirements: Once we have reviewed your application, we will ask you to email detailed images of the following millinery basics:

  • Blocked 1 & 2 piece hats (crown and brim) in felt (fur or wool)

  • Blocked straw hat (panama, parisisal, sinamay, etc.)

  • Wired brim

  • Swirled head size ribbon

  • Inside of hat without lining

  • Inside of hat with lining

  • Finishing details

  • Any image you feel shows your particular strengths and style as a milliner

Membership Benefits:

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • Participate in our monthly meetings

  • Millinery Member Directory

  • Participate in shows and events

  • Share information with other milliners


Emerging Milliner Membership:
If you are currently studying millinery or are just beginning your business and cannot yet meet the requirements for membership, we encourage you to join as an Emerging Milliner. Please note memberships are annual and dues are $50 per year. Emerging Milliner memberships do not include voting privileges or show participation.

Membership Benefits:

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • Participate in our monthly meetings

  • You will be partnered with a mentor for a period of 6 months

  • Millinery Member Directory


Friends of the Guild Membership:
We offer a special membership status for hat lovers, fans, academics, fashion insiders, and hat enthusiasts who are not milliners but want to support and be part of our organization. Memberships are annual, and dues are $100 per year.  

Membership Benefits:

  • Quarterly newsletters

  • Updates on events and shows

  • 15% discount on any purchase from participating milliners (please note that this will vary among milliners; contact milliner directly for details)

  • Seasonal lookbooks


If you would like to join at any of these levels, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you soon. Be sure to click Submit when you have completed the application. We review applicants monthly.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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