American Hat Makers sponsor national “Hat Day in the Sun” on June 19

Santa Cruz, Calif.—Head’n Home Hats, parent company of American Hat Makers, and Dorfman-Pacific, another local hat company, are partnering to sponsor Northern California’s “Hat Day in the Sun” on June 19 in Capitola Village. The co-sponsors expect to give out more than 300 hats at the event, which begins at 1:00pm at Esplanade Park.

Designed to educate people about the importance of protecting their skin against excessive sun exposure, the event was created by The Headwear Association, the oldest and largest hat association in the world, as a national public awareness campaign. Capitola is one of 5 national locations for this hat event. This is the first year the campaign has had sponsorship in Santa Cruz County.

“We jumped at the chance to sponsor the event as it gives us an opportunity to support our local community,” said Hannah Watrous, VP of Marketing & Branding. “Beach communities are an obvious place to educate people about the dangers of over exposure to the sun, and this is a great opportunity to raise awareness about skin care along with the benefits of wearing hats to protect your head and face.”

American Hat Makers is a family-owned and operated premier cut and sew hat making company founded in 1978 by Gary Watrous. All of American Hat Makers headwear are guaranteed for life, custom fitted and handmade in Watsonville, California using the finest American leather and materials. Their men’s and women’s hats are renowned for their unsurpassed quality, attention to detail, and unique designs.

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