Our History

Founded in 1868, The Bollman Hat Company is America's oldest hat maker.  We 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.  We also provide private label products to leading retailers and apparel brands globally.

Our employee-owners manufacture wool felt, fur felt, and straw hats and caps in our 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, we scour wool for the world's finest woolen mills.

Bollman products can be found worldwide in specialty stores, department stores, major and regional chain stores, and prominent catalog and e-commerce retailers.  In addition, we are a primary supplier of private label headwear to the world's leading brands and retailers covering fashion, outdoor apparel, and uniform, formal wear, and sports markets. We have proudly provided headwear to the United States Olympic team for six Olympic games.

Our hats have covered many Hollywood actors from Humphrey Bogart to Fred Astaire and from Samuel L. Jackson to Nicole Kidman; musicians from Run DMC to Eminem and from Pete Townsend to Ne-Yo; athletes from Michael Jordan to Donovan McNabb and from Chi Chi Rodriguez to Jimmy Rollins.

The history of Bollman Hat Company is long and distinguished.  Our people are proud to cover the world with unparalleled products that provide protection, comfort and style to millions throughout the world.  We continue to support many fine local and international causes including youth programs, world hunger, and skin cancer prevention.

We look to the future purposefully and enthusiastically!