Stock Clearance Sale
All remaining stock, excluding parasisols and hat blocking charges, is now discounted by 30%.
Good news - International orders are back!
I am now open for web orders from Europe, North America and Australasia as well as all of my UK friends.
If you still cannot get a shipping rate just email me and I will provide you with a personalised quotation.
Fred Ruegger Millinery Supplies
I've always sought to put the finest quality materials in the hands of milliners.
For four decades my family has been passionately sourcing straw hat bases and the softest fur felts. These have largely been sold to a local customer base from my Block House studio in Luton (United Kingdom). This website represents my desire to globally promote the art of hat making — and help new and experienced craftspeople make their greatest creations.
If if an item is in stock on my website, it's ready to go and can be with you tomorrow!
Kind regards, Fred Ruegger
HUSST Fur Felts
I am delighted and proud to be working with Husst the last surviving manufacturer of fur felts in the Ukraine. This factory has been rejuvenated over recent times by the dedication, enthusiasm, knowledge and skill of a father and son team, Sergei and Andrew. They have developed new processes and committed significant investment to produce what is now recognised by a select few to be the very best fur felt hat bodies produced anywhere in the world.
Initially I am stocking a range of 15 fashion colours in velour/peachbloom finish in three sizes at our studio in Luton, UK, available for immediate shipment. I intend to increase the range both in colours and finish over time as these fur felts gain acceptance in the market for their superior quality.