Meet The Team

Fab Hatters is a proud female, minority-owned small business run by 2 sisters.

N. Fang

Co-founder and Head Designer
N. Fang studied genetics at UCLA and is currently a Data Analytics student and a former medical student.  
 
While backpacking overseas, Fang would often put souvenirs and trinkets on her hats, eliciting positive responses from passersby.  Once she returned to the states she was encouraged to sell hats online. 

A formally visually-impaired designer, she self-taught herself millinery & costuming techniques as she waited for technology to advance and save her vision.  Her visual issues caused her to come up with bold and innovative techniques and designs, not seen elsewhere.  In 2014, she began Fab Hatters and hasn't looked back since.

In 2019, using the money earned from her successful business, she underwent a series of experimental surgeries that restored her vision.  With her sight restored, she advanced & improved upon her technical skills, learning from milinery teachers around the world as well as costuming experts like the team behind Yo Gabba Gabba.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to art shows, learning data analytics, lasercutting, woodworking, sculpting, volunteering for the LA opera and local hospitals, and working out.

 

Grace

Co-founder and Consultant

Grace is a Senior User Researcher at Crunchbase & an Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology.  Prior to her work at Crunchbase and Liberty Mutual, she worked with under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and the Bronx and for the Tufts spatial cognition lab, examining origami and paper engineering.

 

She studied anthropology and neuroscience at Dartmouth College and completed a masters degree in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

When she isn't making hat designs or working on the website, she gives talks and goes to tech meetups.

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Philosphy

N.Fang and Grace are self-taught milliners who draw inspiration from pop culture, nostalgic childhood toys, avant garde fashion, and world culture.  We aspire to create unique, often one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to command attention.