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Satya Twena is the CEO and Creative director of Satya Twena Fine Millinery.

Satya’s first entrepreneurial endeavor started in 2010 when her mother lost her hair due to the effects of cancer treatment. Satya’s mother asked for a soft hat to cover her bare head. 

Satya continued making hats for herself, her mother and their friends out of her apartment using a jiffy steamer and her oven.

Needing to fill orders, Satya’s friend, Designer, Charles Nolan introduced her to the Makins Hat Factory (one of Manhattan’s last hat factories, in the Garment District of NYC). She began working with them closely. 

In 2013 the 40 year old Makins Hat Factory closed abruptly. Since 1974, the Hat factory had been an integral part of NYC's rich fashion history. Satya used Kickstarter and social media to pre-sell hats to help fund the purchase.

By saving Manhattan's last hat factories Satya and her team continue to preserve the legacy of the Makins Hat factory and the craft of hand made hats in America.  

Satya grew up in Southern California & graduated from Wellesley College. 

She is a preztel croissant fanatic, finds comfort in Paris & practices meditation.

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