To have a millinery shop was a dream that was realized when Maor joined forces with fellow maker and costume creator, Tal Markovitch. Together, they launched this business and they haven’t stopped making hats since. With the help of Madeleine Claire, a maker and online manager, Maor Zabar Hats is able to produce exciting new collections and continue to challenge the definition of what a hat ought to be.
Each headpiece is impeccably made by hand in the studio. From the hand stretched wool to painted antique toys, every aspect is carefully designed to create stunning works of art. These meticulous headpieces are stylish and always unexpected. Vibrant with color and brimming with humor, Maor Zabar Hats is truly a one of a kind millinery business.
Maor Zabar’s love of art started at a young age. The grandson of a tailor, he learned how to sew and play with fabric and above all, was inspired to become a designer. From art studies in High school He went on to study fashion and costume design at Shenkar college of design in Tel Aviv. when graduated he started his design studio worked as a costume designer in dance, theatre and opera.
For the past years Maor has won numerous awards for his costume designs for theater and secured his place as one of the leading costume designers in Israel.
From his youth, Maor shared a passion for hats, a passion that still burns in him today. three years ago he started His millinery atelier and thanks to his unique, colorful and humorous designs, Maor grabbed the attention of bloggers, journalists and other co designers all around the world.
Tal has been sewing since she was nine years old. In high school she studied fashion and then went on to Shenkar college of design. In her professional life she worked as a fashion designer and was the manager of a textile factory as well as the import manager for major fashion company in Israel. She constantly spent her free time making costumes for herself and others. After being deeply impressed by a play featuring Maor’s costumes she immediately contacted him in hope that they could work together. It wasn’t long before they formed a business partnership and started the hat business.
Besides the great joy she takes in making intricate, detailed work especially hand beading and fine hand sewing, she is also happily married and has three children who are the light of her life. One of her favorite things to do is to make costumes for her family for Purim or any other occasion. She is proud to be making such beautiful work.