Bollman Hat Company, America’s Oldest Hat Maker, featured on Maker’s Row!
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|DON RONGIONE CEO OF BOLLMAN HATS WITH ARCHIE BURKEL|
|RONGIONE WITH GUEST|
|AMBASSADOR PICCO WITH TOP HAT ARCHIE|
The Hat Ladies hosted their 4th Annual Hats of The World Luncheon on January 16th. The event was held for female ambassadors and officials to The United Nations by Isabelle Picco, Ambassador to Monaco.
Don Rongione, CEO of Bollman Hat Company, provided Plaza Suite Hats for the guests at the event and mingled with guests representing over 20 countries. “Don was able to see the joy that his hats brought to everyone, and the impact they have in bringing our world closer together,” said head hat honcho Archie Burkel.
“Hats are known as a fashion statement, and for the past four years, they’ve made a diplomatic statement as The Hat Ladies of Charleston traveled to New York to host the female ambassadors to The United Nations. Ladies of all ages came together from all corners of the world under one symbolic hat, at The Hats of The World Luncheon,” said founder, Burkel.
Ambassador Simona Miculescu of Romania and Ambassador Isabelle Picco of Monaco
Check out Bailey Hats featured on MonsieurJermone.com!
Check out product placement coverage of Bailey of Hollywood in the newly debuted ShopStyle by PopSugar campaign featuring Miranda Kerr.
The video campaign for the shopping search aggregate was directed by Peter Glanz in New York City. To view the video click here.
The ShopStyle website reaches 20 million unique visitors a month and the news of Miranda Kerr joining the campaign was very exciting!
Working with stylist Keshia Crosby, we were able to provide several Bailey styles for the campaign.
Miranda is also featured wearing the same Bailey hat on the landing page of ShopStyle, seen below.
Bollman Hat Company recently hosted a design challenge for art students in the Tri-State area. The challenge had an Upcycling theme – taking what would be waste and turning it into something useful and new. The “would be waste,” in this case, consisted of wool felt trimmings and fibers that are a byproduct of the hat making process.
Applicants were asked to design and construct an item of their choice using the materials provided. Items could be submitted in one of three categories: Wearable art (clothing), Wearable art (accessories, including hats), Other (sculpture, etc). The goal was to create something that could be sold to consumers and eliminate waste.
Judging was based primarily on the use of materials, quality of construction and marketability. Many eager students accepted the Bollman Design Challenge, but two lucky winners took home the prizes.
1st Place – Felicia Gregory, Wearable Art, Clothing
Grand Prize Winner – Kelsey Chute, Wearable Art, Accessories
Yesterday, December 18, Bollman Hats participated in the 8th annual Headwear for the Homeless event. CEO Don Rongione and other Bollman Hats representatives traveled to various shelters in Reading, PA to donate hats and cold weather accessories to people in need and to wish them a merry Christmas.
“It’s so great to see the smiles we put on everyone’s faces when we tell them the hats are totally free, just because we care. Everyone is so grateful and with all of the snow we’ve had this year they can definitely use a nice warm hat for the winter,” said Rachel Highley, Bollman Hats Executive Assistant.
Rongione agreed, adding “For as long as I’m CEO we will continue to participate in this event because it’s just a great thing to do and a wonderful way we can impact our community during the Christmas season.”
Some of the places the Bollman team visits each year include Mary’s Shelter and the Opportunity House which provides hot meals and a safe place to stay for over 100 men, women and children. Opportunity House is a multi-service organization with a primary goal of helping its residents achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Services include the first 24-7 Learning Center in the State, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, and the Children’s Alliance Center (CAC) providing services to children who have been sexually abused.
Bollman Hats has partnered with USA Love List for a made in America holiday campaign like no other. This week as part of the campaign our Bailey of Hollywood Jackman fedora was featured by CNBC in a holiday segment titled, “10 cool American made gifts to give – and get – this holiday!” Be sure to check out the complete gift guide and thanks again USA Love List for promoting great American made brands like ours, made in Adamstown, PA.
An article featuring Bollman Hats and American Made Matters Day made the front page of the Lancaster New Era this Sunday. We are thrilled at the exposure American Made Matters Day has received and want to thank everyone for making our first annual event a huge success!
To read the online version of the article click here.