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Wear a Hat Day – 29th March!

Wear a hat day is on the 29th March, and we are encouraging members to support it with social media content and join us in a challenge to try and ask individuals to wear as many hats as they can on their head.

If you can donate and support the Brain Tumour Research charity in doing so this would be great. The BPMA team will support this too.

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

So let’s do our bit

For more information:

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/wear-a-hat-day

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about branded headwear:

  • The first cap was worn by the Brooklyn Excelsior’s in the 1860s
  • Sublimation print on polyester or nylon hats are a great way of getting photorealistic imagery
  • There are 19 components of a cap before any branding techniques or additional panel customisation
  • Elizabeth I had a law according to which every person older than 7 years had to wear a cap on Sundays and holy days
  • Baseball caps can be made from fabrics such as chambray denim, faux suede and even bamboo charcoal pique.
  • Creating a bespoke hat means that every panel, every branding technique and every stitch is custom to the customer
  • Embroidery machines can stitch up to 1000 stitches per minute onto a hat
  • 3D embroidery, patterned embroidery and even glow in the dark embroidery are all available on headwear
  • The first record of a hat is in a painting in a cave at Lussac-les-Chateaux in Central France and it dates back to 15000 BC.
  • The most expensive hat ever costs $38 000 and is a New Era LA Lakers one off baseball cap made for the famous basketball player: Cody Bryant’s final game. With a 24-carat gold badge, embossed diamonds, high-quality leather and cashmere

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