Laura Whitlock fell in love with millinery as a student of costume design. There was something about the sculptural nature and human scale of hats that she found endlessly appealing.  After leaving her beloved home state, Iowa, Laura worked in theaters including San Diego’s Old Globe; The La Jolla Playhouse; and The Denver Center.  Eventually, she settled in Chicago, where she continues to create hats for theatre as well as her couture line, Laura Whitlock Millinery.

Lark Millinery is her newest venture, created just for Union Handmade.  Laura is thrilled by the opportunity to build this collection of practical, wearable hats, and has expanded the line to include headwraps and bags.