The environment we foster at American Hat Makers promotes creativity, teamwork, and individualism. While we partner with a multitude of trending designers who participate in the creation of our hats, we also promote everyone on our team to bring their ideas forward, to have even more creative designs to work with. American Hat Makers started with a single creative mind working his craft and has since invited an entire team of creative, talented, and dedicated minds to do the same. One of the greatest feelings we can experience here is seeing the ideas of our team members come to life. We see the whole process through, from an initial rough sketch, to a full-blown masterpiece design we are proud to add to our catalog.
Our hats are absolute icons in the industry. American Hat Makers’ styles are unmistakable, and when you take a closer look at quality, unbeatable. There are imitators, and then there’s the real thing. Our passion and drive for our hats is evident the moment you lay your eyes on them. Quality hats are our specialty, and we take every measure necessary to insure our products are something we, and you would be proud to stand by. We have a vision for every hat design we produce, and we want to help you with every step of achieving your vision. Each of our hats tells a story, and you’d love to hear it.
The caliber of the leather we bring in is unbeatable. Over the decades, we have fostered long and lucrative relationships with some of the most reputable tanneries around. Doing this, we have built up a talent for choosing leather of the most superior caliber to use in our production process. Each shipment of leather we receive must past a strict series of quality control tests before we deem it acceptable to use.
On our production floor, we employ a GCC LaserPro Spirit GLS laser engraver, which is run by a skilled expert, insuring all of our laser engraved designs are a gorgeously intricate representation of art, passion, and talent. Using such a powerful, high end laser engraver allows us to apply a level of intricacy from detailed patterns, up to photorealistic images burned directly into the leather. The majority of our hats that utilize laser engraving in their design are complemented by skillful airbrushing, to add an extra dimension of color and allure.
To keep up with the demand for our artisan quality hats, we have broken down each style into 3 basic parts. The brim, the crown, and the top. We use our hydraulic cutters to punch out these pieces ahead of time, and store them in large quantities so that when an order comes in, we can pick and pull all of the parts we will need, and quickly start the job of building the hats.
One of the most important principles of our company is having the lowest environmental impact possible. We realized that rather than throwing out all of the leather clippings left over from our hat production, a large majority of them could be further used and repurposed into artisan quality bags and accessories that rival some of the high end names in the business. Leading this initiative is talented designer Ruby Roxanne, who has an artistic vision that drives our accessories to the next level. By combining high end luxury accoutrements with our scrap leather, we are both reducing waste, and creating timeless accessories to wear anywhere.
The list of capabilities our design team possesses is endless. We’ve been designing wearable art since 1973, and have honed our skills to be the sharpest in the industry. If you have an idea for a hat that you would like to represent your brand, store, company, or team, we will walk with you through each step of designing a masterpiece, from the initial sketch to finished product. We have a natural talent for bringing your ideas to life, and are backed by a long list of satisfied customers.
Our wholesale program is unrivaled in the industry. Our insider knowledge of the shopping trends of the seasons and geographical locations ensures that we will be able to guide you towards the exact products that will maximize your profits. With our wholesale program, you can mix and match your order in order to test out which products work best for you. As a family committed to excellence we are always taking the next step to solidify our reputation as the leading hat maker in the industry. We pride ourselves on every single hat that leaves our factory, and you’ll soon see why.