I am a Bristol based couture, stage & screen milliner,
Starting out as a theatrical milliner working for national companies, the West End, and film productions, I have developed my own millinery label ‘Stafford Townsend’, known for bold and adventurous use of colour and unique, stylish designs.
I take my environmental and social impact very seriously, and as such actively promote slow, sustainable fashion. I do this through not only working to ensure it’s milliners’ can earn a living wage from their work but also through reuse of materials and by being as close to zero waste as possible. My products are directly created from byproducts or from fairly traded materials, and we never throw anything into landfill. The studio and MIlliners’ Guild shop are also powered by clean, renewable, green energy. Milliners’ Guild is the ethical way to purchase accessories.
I trained at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in Theatre Design, Costume Interpretation and specialising in millinery.
Milliners’ Guild was launched 2013 to support. other milliners. We provide training and mentoring to both aspiring student milliners and established milliners, as well as providing a wide range of millinery to stage and screen.
Milliners’ Guild is the only dedicated hat shop in Bristol, and unlike many of the hat shops in other nearby cities, Milliners’ Guild produces the majority of it’s stock on the premises. We specialize in hand made,not factory and mass produced items which means we provide customers with interesting one off or short run products, as well as a full bespoke service.
Find us at 22 Upper Maudlin Street, Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, Bristol BS2 8DJ