A spin on the tra­di­tional millinery

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The Millinery At Cor­ner­stone Farm, at 20189 Beaupre Rd., Green Val­ley, puts a spin on the tra­di­tional ver­sion of the millinery shop.

His­tor­i­cally, a millinery shop pro­duced or ac­quired an in­ven­tory of gar­ments for men, women and chil­dren, in­clud­ing hats, shirts, coats, dresses, caps, neck­ties and the like. Today, milliner­ies typ­i­cally are stores where hats are sold pri­mar­ily to a fe­male clien­tele.

The Millinery At Cor­ner­stone Farm em­braces the historical def­i­ni­tion of the term and pro­duces and sells items for all mem­bers of the fam­ily. Its dis­tinc­tive cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories are made of lux­u­ri­ous, fine, nat­u­ral fi­bres in­clud­ing soft wool from our flock of Shet­land sheep.

Sev­eral prod­ucts are made of re­pur­posed cloth­ing and fab­rics. Used cloth­ing such as coats, jack­ets, trousers and other items are re­cy­cled into prac­ti­cal, sen­si­ble and fash­ion­able mer­chan­dise. Choos­ing to pur­chase items made of re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als will help in re­duc­ing the load placed on our land­fill sites, thereby re­duc­ing the im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. The dis­carded cloth­ing used in the pro­duc­tion of the cre­ations is ac­quired from lo­cal char­ity thrift shops, which helps in supporting the much needed ser­vices pro­vided by these or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Prod­ucts are made at The Millinery on a small scale, al­low­ing for unique gar­ments and ac­ces­sories made of nat­u­ral, re­new­able fi­bres, mainly soft lamb's wool and kid mo­hair.

Con­cen­trat­ing on felted hats, knit­ted ac­ces­sories and kid mo­hair socks, the prod­ucts are geared to all mem­bers of the fam­ily, in­clud­ing those in­volved in cold weather out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. Nat­u­ral fi­bres are known for their warmth, dura­bil­ity and mois­ture wick­ing abil­ity, mak­ing them an ever grow­ing al­ter­na­tive to man-made fi­bres, and of­fer a much lower car­bon foot­print than petroleum-based fi­bres. The Millinery also has The Yarn Shoppe and The Pantry.

If you want to try your hand at needle­craft or weav­ing, classes are avail­able.

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