Sarah studied 3D Design at Falmouth College of Arts, specialising in sculptural headwear and textiles. She started her millinery career with royal milliner Jane Corbett.

Later as an apprentice, Sarah trained under the expertise of the elderly Mr John Boyd, learning to make hats in his style as well as seeing the clients and honing her own design skills. She continued to work for him for the next 14 years, maintaining the brands quality and reputation, whilst helping to revitalise the style with the use of new materials to attract a new audience.

The John Boyd aesthetic has always been elegant, fun and striking, qualities which Sarah now continues to develop since taking over the business after Mr Boyd’s death in 2018.