Retailer of the Year

2023 Headwear Association Retailer of the Year Boot Barn Congratulations to Boot Barn, the 2023 Headwear Association Retailer of the Year. Boot Barn began with one store in 1978, and has since become the largest western and work wear retailer in the U.S. operating 348 stores across 44 states. With an uncompromising desire to supportContinue reading “Retailer of the Year”

Annual Dinner

THA 113th Annual Dinner On April 27, 2022, 140 guests gathered on the Cloud 9 Yacht for the 113th Annual Headwear Association Dinner. The evening was a spectacular evening of camaraderie, accompanied by stunning city views as we sailed around Manhattan. During the cruise, The Headwear Association honored our 2022 Award Winners. 2022 Retailer of theContinue reading “Annual Dinner”

FIT Scholarship

FIT Scholarship 2023 FIT Scholarship Recipient Genia Charles S.H. Baik of Young An Hat company generously donated $100,000 on behalf of The Headwear Association towards a scholarship for aspiring designers in the millinery field. This money has funded a scholarship at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. The scholarship has beenContinue reading “FIT Scholarship”

Ben Rosenthal Award

Ben Rosenthal Award 2023 Recipient Don Rongione Bollman Hat Company Don Rongione spent the last 41+ years at Bollman Hat Company and has been the President & CEO of America‚Äôs oldest hat manufacturer for 21 years. Don has been a headwear industry visionary and a champion of American Manufacturing throughout his career. On July 4,Continue reading “Ben Rosenthal Award”