Cut & Sew Manufacturing
From the humble beginnings of our founder, Gary Watrous, selling handmade leather goods out of the back of a Chevy station wagon, to becoming a large company with a global presence, Head’n Home has adapted and innovated throughout the decades. Each hat we offer is built in our 17,000 sq. foot factory in Watsonville, California. Exacting quality, worthy materials, and superior quality and workmanship is the name of the game when it comes to how we manufacture our products. To show that we confidently stand behind each of our products, we offer an unconditional lifetime guarantee on our entire line.
Each and every one of our hats is designed by a team of the industries most talented individuals. You can bring any idea you have about a hat forward, and we will brainstorm exactly how it can be done, and will make any suggestions necessary to guarantee the project can be done.
Designing our hats starts with analyzing the market trends and visualizing what look fits into today’s industry. A big principle our company lives by is reducing our carbon footprint as best we can, and this includes reducing our waste. We use every piece of material we possibly can, and recycle the material of which we have a limited amount into new hat designs. When a design comes to the table, we will first mark everything we can utilize in-house before ordering more materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.