As the country's leading provider of Wholesale Hats reflects on its 31st anniversary, founders say the company's success is rooted in its core values of delivering unrivaled customer service, high quality stylish products, and a factory direct pricing.
Online PR News – 13-January-2011 – – PALM DESERT, CA -- 2011 marks the 31st anniversary of the nation's leading wholesale caps and hats company -- Wholesale Hats. From its birth in the late 1970s as a small wholesale cap distributor to the Internet age of the 21st century, the founders say it is the company's commitment to its core values of personal integrity, high-quality fashionable products, and factory direct pricing that continue to fuel its success.
In 1979, Wholesale Hats founder Sheri Burr searched high and low for a stylish winter hat to wear during her skiing trip to Canada. Unable to find anything of interest locally, she picked up a fun hat while in Canada and hit the slopes. An avid skier, Burr wore the hat on a second skiing trip to Vail Colorado -- this trip would be the catalyst that launched an empire.
"All kinds of women were coming up to me and asking me where I got this great hat! They wanted to know where they could get one too. I knew there was nothing of the sort available in the United States and it became my mission to give people access to fun, stylish hats at affordable prices," said Sheri Burr.
By the end of 1979, the newly formed wholesale hat company offered a few styles of winter hats primarily to the ski and sporting goods industries. Over the last 31 years, the company has expanded to become a leading supplier of custom embroidered and blank hats and caps including adult and youth baseball caps, winter hats, straw hats, beanies, alpaca hats, fedoras, cabbies, cadets, visors, beanies and army hats.
Today, the business is thriving on its model of providing trendy styles at low prices. Wholesale Hats "trapper hats" were recently featured in Forbes as a top pick for trendy yet economical gift giving (see: http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/478/save-timemoney-with-these-holiday-gift-purchases/).
"We've never forgotten our roots and continue to stand true to our core values based on integrity. We are one of the only headwear factories that still manufactures adult and youth beanies, beanies with visors, berets, trapper hats, scarves, headbands, bucket hats, fleece baseball hats, face masks in our own United States cut and sew factory," said Brian Burr, president of Wholesale Hats.
About Wholesale Hats:
Wholesale Hats prides itself on being the low-cost producer of high-quality blank and custom embroidered and screen printed headwear. As the name implies, all products are priced at wholesale. Customers include a broad spectrum of retailers, embroiders, screen printers, distributors, corporations large and small, premium buyers, national and state parks, amusement parks, and special events purchasers and more. Beginning January 1st, 2011 Wholesale Hats will offer a live answering 24/7 that way customers can reach them at all times.