The Headwear Association is funded by nine premier companies in the headwear industry. Thanks to their generous support we are able to promote the headwear industry to hat-lovers, stylists, retailers and influencers. If you are a fashion reporter, stylist or influencer and need hats for a shoot or event, please take a look at the catalog links below and email your hat requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you.
Dorfman Milano has over a century of hat making experience. Founded in 1921 by Jack Dorfman and Arthur Hyman, Dorfman Milano was born to support the growing headwear industry. The original formula was straightforward, Jack manufactured the hats and Arthur sold them. In the beginning all hats and caps were crafted by hand from first headquarters in Oakland, California. The business expanded rapidly in the 1950’s as demand for headwear matured and more of our hats were featured in department stores and neighborhood shops.
We take pride that our brands have graced the heads of celebrities such as Bruno Mars, George Clooney, and Toby Keith over the decades and it’s not uncommon to spot one of their sartorial masterpieces on the red carpet at award shows.
In 2005, Dorfman Milano acquired the Milano Hat Company and expanded their product portfolio into western headwear. Dorfman Milano maintains a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Garland, Texas.
Today, our team continues to be thankful for hat and cap lovers everywhere. A hat may just be an accessory to some people, but our millinery community is fostered by the artisans that hand make our hats and our customers’ stories who wear them with distinction.
Steeped in history, renowned for quality and perched on the vanguard of innovation, Bollman Hat Company was established in 1868 and is America’s oldest hatmaker. The Bollman Group’s brand portfolio includes Bailey®, Betmar®, Country Gentleman®, Eddy Bros.®, Helen Kaminski®, Jacaru®, KANGOL®, and PANTROPIC® headwear. The company also provides private label products to leading retailers and apparel brands globally. Today, Bollman has 240 employees located on four continents and distributes products in seventy-seven countries. Bollman Hat Company is employee-owned, and the Bollman employee-owners manufacture wool felt, fur felt, knit and straw hats and caps in their factory located in Adamstown, PA. Bollman products can be found worldwide in specialty stores, department stores, major and regional chain stores, and prominent catalog and e-commerce retailers. Bollman has proudly provided headwear to the United States Olympic team for six Olympic games. The Bollman Hat Company has maintained a long commitment to Made in USA products and founded the organization American Made Matters.
F&M Hats is a family-owned business based in Denver, PA. Founded in 1912, the company is one of America’s oldest hat manufacturers. F&M currently designs, manufacturers and markets headwear under the following lines:
• Black Creek
• Jack Daniels (official license)
• Private Label
Today, F&M employs about 50 people at their Denver plant, along with about 80 outside sales representatives around the world. F&M Hats is run by six family members who own and manage the business. Much of the company’s success comes from the loyalty of its customers, many of whom have been with F&M for decades. Our private label division provides quality headwear that is proudly Made in the USA.
Wallaroo Hat Company was founded in 1999 in Boulder, Colorado, by Stephanie Carter who has a love of travel, being outside, and great design. From the start, her goal has been to craft fashionable and functional hats that make you look and feel great—and provide maximum sun protection. Wallaroo also believes in giving back: to our community, by supporting organizations fighting skin cancer, and to the planet, with socially responsible eco-friendly practices.
SKIN CANCER PREVENTION: Wallaroo is a leader in the sun-protective hat industry, combining the latest high-performance materials with a range of modern and classic designs. Many Wallaroo hats have earned a UPF 50+ rating, meaning they protect the wearer from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation has officially recommended many Wallaroo hats as effective UV protectants. With skin cancer incidence on the rise, sun protection is more important than ever before. To deepen their work on this central commitment, in 2009, Wallaroo launched a Sun Protection Commitment campaign. Every year, Wallaroo donates 1% of profits to organizations undertaking skin cancer research, prevention, and education in the United States. Additionally, over the last 15 years, Wallaroo has donated both funds and products to organizations including The Skin Cancer Foundation, Melanoma Research Foundation, Shade Foundation, Mallets for Melanoma, I Have A Dream Foundation and Melanoma International. Wallaroo constantly seeks new partners to join in the fight against skin cancer and adheres to the slogan: “It’s a sunny life, wear your hat.”
Since 1927, Hatco has been producing the world’s most famous headwear brands. Worn by U.S. Presidents past and present, as well as influential people including George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, the Wright Family, Hatco’s stable of brands including Stetson, Resistol, Charlie 1 Horse, and Dobbs continue to be the brands of choice for retailers and customers the world over who want classic and authentic hats made in America.Hatco’s newest hat launches in 2019 include country singer Cody Johnson and his new Resistol hat line, “The John Wayne Collection” by Stetson, as well as new limited edition collections from Stetson and Dobbs. Headquartered in Garland Texas the hat making capital of Texas and employing over 400 people across two factory locations, Hatco is the only company in the United States that purchases raw fur and manufactures it into a finished fur felt hat that maintains a quality synonymous with its world-famous brands.
Broner Hat and Glove planted its roots in Detroit, Michigan in 1933 with a vision to provide quality work gloves and work caps to independent retailers. The family owned and operated business expanded over the years and is now known for designing stylish hats, caps, gloves and knitwear that appeal to a variety of markets for men, women and children. Broner has always maintained a high standard of quality along with a commitment to moderate price points and honest answers. The Broner brand is featured in some of the leading specialty shops, outdoor sporting goods stores and premium workwear departments worldwide. The team at Broner is completely dedicated to providing customers with headwear and accessories that are fashionable, functional and affordable.
American Hat Makers
For close to 50 years, American Hat Makers has been dedicated to providing distinctive, one-of-a-kind, luxurious artisan hats made by hand with the finest materials in Watsonville, California. Our story began in 1972 when Gary Watrous started selling his handmade leather goods out of his Chevy station wagon. Gary’s son, Garth, has since taken the helm of the company and is dedicated to running American Hat Makers with dedication and innovation. Today, American Hat Makers is a leader in the industry, manufacturing large quantities of hats for worldwide wholesale export quickly and efficiently, while still keeping a handcrafted attention to detail. Our quality is something we have stood behind with confidence since day one, and with the implementation of private and white labeling services, our business partners have learned to do the same. Above and beyond the creation of high quality products, we are dedicated to treating our customers with compassion, integrity, and a commitment to bettering our community through service, philanthropy, and open-heartedness.
The American Hat Makers brand portfolio includes Steampunk Hatter, Voodoo Hatter, Ashbury Hats, SolAir Hats, American Outback Hats, Double G Hats, and Freedom Hats.
San Diego Hat Company
San Diego Hat Company is a design driven brand featuring a wide variety of fashionable and functional headwear and accessories for Women, Men and Kids. Brands include San Diego Hat Company, Bay Sky accessories, Four Buttons, Black Label and Daylee Designs. Our core collection of classic styles is updated with freshness and newness season after season. Our brand mainstays include our signature ribbon collection, stylish fedoras and floppies, cozy knits and a colorful sun protection assortment. The company’s original focus will always remain the same: to provide customers with their FAVORITE headwear and accessories each season.
An established brand since 1916, Magid is an unparalleled resource for high-quality, on-trend headwear at remarkable prices. The company offers retailers a one-stop shopping resource for a vast selection of headwear categories including casual hats, wool fedoras & caps, straw sun protection hats, knitwear, hair accessories & fascinators. Magid manufactures hats for leading department stores as well as bridal and specialty stores across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Their women’s hat brand portfolio includes Magid, Jessica McClintock, JONES NEW YORK and Adrienne Vittadini. Based in NYC, with offices in China and Hong Kong, Magid is a family-owned business led by the four Rand sons: Larry, Pinny, Arie and Charles. The Rands have been in the apparel and accessories business for decades.