Meet the Maker: Amina Marie Millnery 13

Brookside Artisan makes custom hats

Amina Hood, designer and owner of Amina Marie Millinery, creates couture and one-of-kind headwear for clients and events around the world.  Her designs have been featured in magazines, museum exhibits and on the runways.

She studied textile design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has over ten years of luxury retail experience in merchandising, visual display, and retail marketing for high-end retailers.  Marrying her lifelong passion for hats with her extensive retail knowledge, she started her headwear design business in 2014.

Hood was the only American finalist in the world-wide James Lock & Co annual millinery competition in London in 2015. Most recently her work has been selected for the prestigious London Hat Week 2016 Exhibition.

Amina Marie Millinery plans to launch a manufactured line of hats to reach a larger global market in 2017.

To make an appointment, you can contact her at