Caps and Headwear

Bollman Hat Co.'s Domestic Manufacturing Problems
June 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Bollman Hat Co., the U.S.'s oldest hat maker and parent company of Kangol, decided recently to start manufacturing its products in the U.S., moving its manufacturing operations from China to Adamstown, Pa. Despite its long history and popularity among celebrities, like Samuel L. Jackson, the company saw a sharp increase in its cost of production,…

Now Those Ikea Bags Are Hats
May 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Would you wear a bag on your head as a fashion statement? We probably wouldn't, either. But that hasn't stopped people from wearing those blue Ikea bags as hats. No, they're not just sticking them on their heads. Streetwear companies Pleasures and Chinatown Market transformed the bags into fitted caps, and are selling them for…

Jay-Z, MLB Sued Over Roc Nation Merchandise
May 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Jay-Z and Major League Baseball were hit with a lawsuit from Iconix Brand Group, because the Brooklyn-based rapper had been putting his Roc Nation logo on MLB-branded items. You wouldn't be alone thinking, "Wait, is Jay getting sued here? Doesn't he own his own company's logo?" According to Bleacher Report, Iconix Brand Group paid $204 million…

UCLA Hoops Star Lonzo Ball Avoids Sanctions Over Family's Big Baller Brand Apparel Line
March 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

Lonzo Ball has made many memories over his 19-year existence, with the last few months having bred a significant number of unforgettable ones, including designation as a First-Team All-American and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year for his basketball feats at UCLA. Ahead of tomorrow’s NCAA Tournament opener in Sacramento, the star point guard can…

Trump Campaign Misprints, Discontinues St. Patrick's Day Hats
March 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm

To get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, the Trump-Pence campaign webstore was selling green, St. Patrick's Day-themed "Make America Great Again" hats with a shamrock on the back. The only problem: They made the shamrock wrong, printing a four-leaf clover instead. And the internet was not forgiving.

The 10 Best Women's March Promotional Merchandise Pieces
January 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

It's been a busy week for promotional merchandise. Friday, we had Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration, and its subsequent merchandise. And the next day, we had the Women's March. From Washington, D.C. to Paris, participants wore branded T-shirts, held eye-catching signs and donned custom hats. Here, we take a look at the best merchandise from the Women's March. 1.…

The 12 Weirdest Trump Inauguration Day Promotions
January 18, 2017 at 11:28 am

It's hard to believe that Donald Trump's Inauguration Day is almost here. And while many people are focusing on the actual politics, I always have a different angle. Working in this industry, I know one thing is true—it's all about the promotions. During the election, I took a look at some of the weirdest political…

Donald Trump Used Machine to Autograph Merchandise
November 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

If your early holiday present to yourself was a genuine, autographed Donald Trump hat, you might want to give it another look. According to ABC News, the president-elect didn't sign his own autographed items; a computer did. Trump's campaign utilized the autographed merchandise to raise money…

Campaign Merchandise Is as Old as the Presidency
November 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

After a grueling run-up, election day is finally here in the U.S. Over this time period, we've explored how much candidates spent on their merchandise, how candidates appealed to millennials, how some people have gotten into trouble over wearing their candidate's merchandise and more. And now, thanks to Racked, we can dig in even further…