Hat Life's Second Annual Hatty Awards Honor The Headwear Industry's Brightest Stars

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Headwear publication established in 1872 awarded the top 30 industry luminaries who have made the greatest impact on the world of headwear in 2009.

We are extremely pleased with the level of interest and caliber of participants in the Second Annual Hatty Awards

The 30 winners of the Second Annual Hatty Awards were saluted in Long Beach, California today. The Hatty Awards represent the leading international honor for the top headwear industry stars that have created the greatest impact and reached the highest achievements in the previous year. (http://www.hatlife.com/hatty_awards09/hatty_awards09.php)

"We are extremely pleased with the level of interest and caliber of participants in the Second Annual Hatty Awards," said Denise Keller, Publisher of Hat Life. "It was particularly inspiring to be witness to the enthusiastic response this year from the media and prominent headwear industry leaders around the world."

According to Ms. Keller, the goal of presenting the Hatty Awards is to provide a platform to assist the further development of the headwear industry. She noted that headwear was emerging as a major design factor at the highest levels of haute couture, and that the Hatty Awards were providing considerable exposure and visibility to the best of the headwear industry's creative, designing, blogging, and retailing stars.

"The Hatty Awards have served to intensify the spotlight on the headwear industry in a manner that not only honors individual contributions, but draws international attention to the exciting developments occurring in this extremely dynamic fashion segment," she added. "The winners of the Second Annual Hatty Awards reflect the headwear industry's wide spectrum of diversity and creativity. We at Hat Life are proud to salute the people and organizations whose groundbreaking concepts are reshaping the worldwide headwear sector, and are thrilled to feature their profiles in the Annual Hat Life Book, our 380-page headwear volume featuring articles, resources, and photos from every aspect of the headwear industry."

Founded in 1872, Hat Life (http://www.hatlife.com) is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the international headwear industry. Hat Life publishes an annual fashion and resource guide featuring thousands of international suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers and varied industry contacts, as well as a popular bi-weekly emailed newsletter and an online directory containing thousands of top industry sources.

...And the winners are:

Alisa Horth,
Oska Truffaux
Cynthia Lee Surette
Yvette Jelfs
Denise Bromley
Mark Mejia
Ellen Christine
Carol Bader
Felicity Faichney & Fenella Kerr
David Dunkley
Jasmin Zorlu
Erin Saboe
Jenny Gerst-Pfanenstiel
Jan Wutkowski
Joy Scott
Kimberly D’Auria
Kat Toronto
Mary Ann Koch
Marie Galvin
Rose Monzyk
Marta Glazen
Sherry Hrycay
Nancee Jelsema
Tony Merenda
Owen & Catherine Morse-Brown
Wendy White
Sheila Nobles
Mademoiselle Slassi
Suzanne O'Brien
Ciomi McCabe

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