Nora Swan & Sam Stone

First Name: 
Nora Swan
Last Name: 
Sam Stone
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Although our hats begin in a pasture, they transcend the farm in style and artistry. The result is eco-fabulous headwear, handmade from the grass up!

Swan&Stone is a collective of six sheep and two artisans. Together they grow hats on their Vermont farm. Sam Stone, the farmer and felter, was mostly self-taught and began making felt and spinning wool 6 years ago after the first shearing of her sheep. Sam makes our felts using farm-raised wool, local alpaca, mohair and other natural fibers. Nora Swan, the designer and milliner, attended the Fashion Institute of Technology's millinery program and worked for a decade in New York City as both a fashion and theatrical milliner. Nora works with the unique properties of each felt to create hats, fascinators and other whimsical wearables, using antique hat forms, vintage trims and feathers from the farm and beyond.

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