Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Must Have: Simon and Mary Hats

This season’s hottest accessory is a hat from Simon and Mary! 


Simon and Mary is a heritage brand established in 1935. The company started when Mordechai Pozniak (Simon’s father) brought his cap factory from Poland to Johannesburg. Simon Pozniak eventually took the leading role in the company and grew it into one of Africa’s most renowned wool felt hat-manufacturing plants. Simon’s wife Leah (whom he lovingly coined Mary after reading a novel) joined the business working alongside Simon and attending to all non-manufacturing needs. In 1973, Simon’s youngest son, Julian, eagerly entered the family business with Robert his oldest son joining in 1988. Today a fourth generation Pozniak, Dean, who entered the business in 2008, heads the brand & factory with the aim of continuing the legacy created by Simon.

Simon and Mary is a Johannesburg based millinery. Their amazing hats are available in South Africa and Australia. Take a look at their Summer 2015 collection: