The Bollman Hat Company was founded in 1868 and is America’s oldest hat maker. They design, manufacture and distribute men’s, women’s and children’s headwear, and the brands they operate include Bailey, Betmar, Borsalino, Country Gentleman, Eddy Bros., Helen Kaminsky, Jacaru, Kangol, Karen Kane and Pantropic. They also manufacture private label products for global retailers and brands.
In addition to being the President and CEO of Bollman Hat Company, Don Rongione started American Made Matters more recently in 2009. As a collective of companies who represent and support American made goods, the organization is an excellent resource for those who make buying American made products and services a priority. The American Made Matters brand directory include Vagabond Bowties, Al’s Attire, Wilhelmina Wetmore, American Bench Craft, Nu Angel, Dodocase and Eight + Sand, to name a few out of hundreds.
The next time you find yourself in need of a classic hat, make sure you think of Bollman and their vast selection. Until then, enjoy this video of Rongione giving us a brief history lesson on Bollman and talking about the importance of manufacturing in the US.