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F.H. Clothing Co.

In 1979 Joan Ecker’s mom started sending her two-yard pieces of wool fabric leftovers, convinced that Joan would put this wool to good use. With no pattern, no experience, and, in her own words, not much talent…just free fabric and a long stick of wood for a measuring stick… Joan came up with The Fat Hat.  At a small craft show that year, on the square in front of Lincoln Center, a N.Y. Times writer watched her enthusiastically selling and demonstrating her hats, and wrote a simple but delightful article in the paper.   The hats took off.   

Hats are far from the main thing F.H. Clothing Co. makes now but they clearly are their history.  And just as the hats were created with comfort in mind, so are their other garments.  Joan shares some of F.H.'s philosophy, centered around creating clothing that helps women feel more at ease with wardrobe choices:

In the 41 years I’ve been designing and creating soft, easy clothing for women, I’ve met very few women who are completely comfortable in their bodies. My basic idea still holds strong: if you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’ll be comfortable with who you are. For years I was a “layer dresser”. Now I’ve dropped a layer or two, loosened my look, searched for delicious fabrics that feel wonderful on my body and finally realized that other than the soft, easy look of well made clothing all I needed to feel terrific is a fabulous pair of shoes and a great attitude.

We’re pleased to offer several of F.H.’s comfy, eye-catching styles and welcome them to the Gallery.



Product Image Item Name- Price
F.H. Clothing Co.: Cotton Down Sassy Cowl, Spitfire

F.H. Clothing Co.: Cotton Down Sassy Cowl, Spitfire

Two-zipper cotton knit jacket; great for layering.  Two front pockets. Length, 30” mid-back to hem; longer points in front, 32” to hem. One size. Machine washable cold, lay flat to dry. 100% cotton, USA made
$150.00

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F.H. Clothing Co.: Cotton Down Zippy Jacket, Citron

F.H. Clothing Co.: Cotton Down Zippy Jacket, Citron

Two-zipper cotton knit jacket; great for layering.  Two front pockets. Length, 27” mid-back to hem. One Size. Machine washable cold, lay flat to dry, 100% cotton, USA made. Shown with Scanagatta scarf, Sim Q 11.  
$105.00

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