Balfour Hats & Emma B Designs


Designers and Manufacturers of Ladies, Men's and Children's Dress Hats, Casual Hats, Fascinators, Hair Accessories and Bags.

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The company was founded in 1907 by Nathan Balfour who was later joined by his two sons.

Originally based in the East End of London the factory moved to the West End in 1940 and to Luton in 1952. Today the company is managed by a grandson and great grandson of the founder.


After many years of manufacturing in England, as well as buying from many factories in the Far East, almost everything we now supply is produced in our own factory Unique Headwear Ltd located a short distance from Hong Kong.


Here in England we have a design studio with our very talented designer and small team of experienced trimmers who are continually creating new exclusive designs which can be ordered as seen or amended according to your requirements.


We also have two dedicated, experienced and passionate account managers who will be your point of contact to discuss designs and to place orders.