Hat Day in the Sun – Q&A with Hannah Watrous:

As you know, American Hat Makers are sponsoring Hat Day in the Sun this Thursday, June 19th, in Capitola. We are giving away over 300 sun protective hats – to raise awareness for skin cancer prevention – presently, the most common cancer in the U.S.

This is a national public awareness campaign created by The Headwear Association and the first time this event will be held in Santa Cruz County.

Hannah Watrous, our VP of Brand and Marketing, is heading up the event. She’s an avid sponsor and supporter of charity events – especially if they help the local community.

We caught up with Hannah (and previewed her fabulous hat for the day) to get her thoughts about why this event is important to bring to Santa Cruz County.

According to Hannah, “Any beach community tends to expose their body to sun naturally. Hats are a great way to protect your head and face.”

What does she hope to gain by this event?

“We want to educate everyone about skin cancer prevention. We also want the community to know that American Hat Makers, the premier hat company, is local and can provide headwear for any experience — whether you are golfing, paddle boarding or going out dancing!”

What do you love about this event?

“We love connecting with the locals while giving away free hats. We are always looking for ways to make a difference and support the community.”

Head’n Home Hats, parent company of American Hat Makers, is a family-owned and operated premier cut and sew hat-making company for 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. For more information, visit headnhome.com.


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