Torb & Reiner is the leading millinery supplier in Melbourne. Since 2000, we have offered an ever-expanding range of fine millinery straws, felts, trims and embellishments.
We are a market leader because we are constantly sourcing new and innovative materials. T&R director Waltraud Reiner was one of the first milliners in Australia to use sinamay in the 1990s. More recently, she has introduced contemporary straws such as jinsin, silk abaca and linen buntal (also known as tinalak).
We hold workshops on the art of hat making and on specialist techniques such as silk flower-making, free-shaping and hat blocking.
During holiday periods, we teach a series of millinery workshops from our in-house workroom in Murrumbeena. At other times, we are available for special bookings and events.
We also hold touring workshops during the winter months of the year, when Waltraud Reiner takes her classes across Australia in the Hatmobile. This gypsy-like van carries all the tools and supplies needed for learners in every corner of Australia to discover the joys of hat making.
Our in-house milliners are available for all your hatty needs. We offer a made-to-measure service, so look no further for your race day hats, costume headwear, bridal veils, or the perfect hat to complement an important designer outfit.
We also offer head-fittings, alterations and repairs.