Chloé Mitchell was born in England in 1994 and raised in Kenya. She is the great granddaughter of an established and well known family of early settlers and grew up surrounded by the tea fields of Limuru. She schooled at Rosslyn Academy until graduation in 2013. Her passion from an early age has been art and photography in which she excelled at school and has now tied into her career.
After leaving school Chloé trained in millinery in the UK with several well known milliners, following in the footsteps of her Great Aunt Dora and Aunt Dora’s mother before her. Inheriting her relatives’ stamens she returned to Kenya to launch Drop of a Hat which became a reputable brand for head wear from 2014 to 2018.
In 2018 she decided to remodel the brand and relaunched it as Chloé Mitchell Millinery. Making hats is a unique and time consuming profession and with Chloé’s hats everything is done by hand. Chloé’s workshop and showroom is set in the heart of the Kenyan tea estates just outside Nairobi and can be visited by appointment.