About Us

Philip Wright is a professional and experienced hatter and has been running the family business, Walter Wright Hat Manufacturer for over fifteen years.

The company was formed in 1889 by Walter and Minnie-Susan Wright on Albion Road, Luton. The Wright family have been involved in the making of quality ladies hats for over 300 years, making Philip one of the oldest "bloodline" hat manufacturers in the world.

In 1982, Philip Wright, joined the family business. As a result of the combination of the long experience of previous generations and his training under Madame Marie O' Regan, at the London College of fashion, Philip brought his family's firm into the 21st Century.

Whilst the factory have been making felt and straw hats for over 100 years, all manner of modern and exotic fabrics and trimmings are sourced from across the globe to produce the hats and headpieces for today and tomorrow, maintaining the traditional methods, quality and craftsmanship of the family's heritage.

Inspired by his private customers and friends, Philip designs and makes hats for individuals, film, theatre, television and supplies to large and small department stores and boutiques worldwide.

If you are based in Hertfordshire or the surrounding areas and you need more information about the products that we offer, please give us a call today on 01582 721616.