Bollman Hat Company Private Label Program

Founded in 1868, The Bollman Hat Company is America’s oldest hat maker.  They are a world leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of men’s, women’s, and children’s headwear and accessories. Today, Bollman has 300 employees located on four continents and distributes products in seventy seven countries.  This long and proud heritage carries on today as a testimony to the vision, perseverance, and hard work of generations who dedicated themselves to our organization.

The Bollman Group provides the world with the headwear industry’s top brands that include Bailey®, Betmar®, Country Gentleman®, Eddy Bros.®, Helen Kaminski®, Ignite®, KANGOL®, PANTROPIC®, and Plaza Suite® headwear.  They also provide private label products to leading retailers and apparel brands globally.

Their Private Label division brings bespoke to a new standard. Their designers and production team are capable of creating the world’s most innovative designs that meet your needs and your customers. Their Private Label division can create hats and accessories from a variety of different materials and fabrics produced in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. With minimums as low as 72 pieces, and much of the manufacturing still done in Pennsylvania.

Their employee-owners manufacture wool felt, fur felt, and straw hats and caps in their factory located in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, USA. With world headquarters also in Adamstown, Bollman today maintains sales and design offices and showrooms in: New York City; London, England; and Redfern, Australia. In San Angelo, Texas, they scour wool for the world’s finest woolen mills.

Even more impressive is how hands on their President Don Rongione is. Don responded to Seattle Fashion Incubator’s request for information on Bollman’s private label request himself. He also was gracious enough to give us his time so that we could write this post for you. If you’re a designer looking to add Made in USA hats to your next collection then we highly encourage you to visit Bollman’s website today.



Author: Steven Matsumoto

Steven Paul Matsumoto is the founder of Seattle Fashion Incubator, and an active member of the Seattle business community. Currently Mr. Matsumoto sits on Advisory Boards for the University of Washington Fashion Certificate Program, and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

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