Revision: Sportsman Cap & Bag Congratulates Caps Direct on QCA Accreditation

Ed. note: This is an update to a story originally published on on 12/19. The company that issued the release had corrections which are reflected in this article.

Sportsman Cap & Bag, Kansas City, Mo., congratulated its manufacturing partner, Caps Direct, on receiving full Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) accreditation.

Caps Direct is dedicated to the quality of its products, the safety of its employees and customers, and to social and environmental safekeeping,” said Dan Saferstein, president of Sportsman Cap & Bag. “The QCA accreditation publicly recognizes these efforts.”

Caps Direct manufactures the Sportsman, Valucap, Authentic and Dri Duck headwear brands for Sportsman Cap & Bag.

We hold our manufacturers to extremely high standards,” said Saferstein. “The QCA accreditation is a strong endorsement for Caps Direct and a validation for us as a Caps Direct customer.”

The QCA process is extensive. It requires a third‐party audit of every step of the manufacturing process and the supply chain. The process takes many months to complete. The monitored areas include product safety, quality assurance, social accountability, supply chain safety and environmental stewardship.

Caps Direct is very proud of our QCA accreditation,” said Jason Krakow, Caps Direct vice president. “It was thorough and professional. Caps Direct strives to lead in responsible supply chain management and this helps us to continue on that path. We appreciate the endorsement from Sportsman Cap & Bag, which demonstrates that the promotional product industry is paying attention and recognizes the high value of QCA.”

The global manufacturing landscape is a confusing mix of business practices,” Saferstein said. “For us, this provides assurance that we are working with a responsible company with solid standards and practices.”

Chicago‐based QCA is a non‐profit accreditation organization founded in 2008 with a goal of raising the standards for manufacturers of promotional products. Earning accreditation involves an extensive list of requirements based on state and national laws, international standards and industry best practices.

Sportsman Cap & Bag was founded on New Years Day in 1937 as Pioneer Cap Company by Jacob and Abe Yeddis. Today, the family owned and operated company has evolved into an unmatched cooperative of headwear and bag suppliers, including its wholly owned signature brands: Sportsman, Valucap and Valubag.

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