Jennifer L. Copeland Millinery began with a simple idea, that every women should own a beautiful hat. Since the fall of 2009, Jennifer has made luxurious hats and hair accessories in all colors and sizes in her millinery studio in the heart of Pittsburgh. It is a space packed with wooden hat blocks, velvety felts, intricate straws, sumptuous silks, and vintage veiling.
Her dedication to quality hat production and customer service has established her as a leading milliner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over the years Jennifer's hats have been sold in stores such as Carl Hermann Furs, 3G Gallery, Occasions of Pittsburgh, Catherina and Cheryl W. Jennifer also enjoys creating custom hats for her clients, made to individually compliment a myriad of lovely ensembles. This fall season, Jennifer launches her first collection of classic menswear with a selection of fedoras, trilbies and bowlers made of fine rabbit fur and cashmere felts that is sure to please.
Jennifer's love for millinery began with her love of art. In December of 2000, she received her degree in art education with a minor in art history from Penn State University. She soon began teaching in cultural institutions and middle schools in Pennsylvania: State College and Pittsburgh. While serving as a teacher and specials coordinator at a charter school in State College, she began experimenting with textile techniques in metalwork, making jewelry and vessels of knit copper and silver. This love of textiles translated into a blissful millinery career. Derby goers, brides, wedding attendees and beach combers alike have all enjoyed the distinct designs of Copeland Millinery.
From The Blog
“For some people the hat business is what comes naturally and for Jennifer L. Copeland this must be the case. The young woman couldn't find the right hat a few years ago, and decided to teach herself the trade.”