Founder, CEO & Creative Director, Sola Mer, Satya Twena & Makins Hats
Satya Twena is the CEO and creative director of Satya Twena Fine Millinery. Twena’s first entrepreneurial endeavor started in 2010 when her mother, who had lost her hair due to the effects of cancer treatment, asked for a soft hat. Twena went on to make hats for friends out of her apartment until, needing to fill orders, she teamed with Makins Hat Factory. She worked closely with them until 2013, when the 40-year-old Makins Hat Factory abruptly closed. By saving Manhattan’s last hat factories, Twena and her team continue to preserve the legacy of handcrafted hats made in America.