Danish designer names hat after Macon

Danish designer names hat after Macon

A Danish designer named her latest headpiece after the city of Macon.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A hat designer from Denmark has named one of her latest designs Macon, in honor of the middle Georgia city.

41NBC took a trip to Denmark Friday afternoon by visiting the Denmark consulate in Macon.

Attorney Chris N. Smith serves as Georgia's honorary consul of the kingdom of Denmark.

As part of his role, he works to bring Danish businesses to Georgia and serve as a liaison to Danish students and citizens living in or visiting the states.

In September, Smith met Bente Gjedsted, the owner of Lido Design in Horsholm, Denmark. She designs, what Smith described as gorgeous scarves and hats for women who are going through cancer treatments.

He ran the idea past her to name her next design after Macon, and she did.

"I noticed they were all named after cities. Milan, Paris, Miami, and I said Bente, do you have new designs coming online? And she said yes I do... I said would you name the next one after Macon in honor of my hometown?" said Smith.

He added it's important to make connections like this not only for the economy, but to also build a bridge between the two different cultures.

The design is for sale on Gjedsted's website.

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