Close-up of weaving in Burkina Faso © Anne Mimault & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative


Launched in 2008 by designer Molly Yestadt, Yestadt Millinery is a luxury brand specialized in artisanal hat-making located in downtown Manhattan, where all items are designed and produced. Showcasing their pieces on the runways, the brand has attracted the likes of many designers leading to collaborations with Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, The Row, Public School and Whit to name a few. Yestadt Millinery has been featured in top fashion magazines in the United States and abroad.

In 2016 Yestadt Millinery began partnering with EFI artisans in Haiti. In March, designer, Molly Yestadt began working with Haitian hatmakers from the remote area of the island called Labiche. Through their original designs and orders, Yestadt Millinery will be providing Haitian artisans with an income to support the development of their skills through training.