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2012 Hatty Award Winners
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2012 Hatty Awards Winners


Kaci Riggs - Hatco
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I am proud of my promotion to Director of Product Development for Hatco. It's an honor to work alongside two great legends in this hat industry, Bob Posey and Gary Rosenthal. What a privilege to continue to be trained by the best in the business!

I collaborated with artist Nancy Anderson of Sweetbird Studios in 2011. We created a line of Western Charlie 1 Horse straw hats using Sweetbird pins and a line for divas and cowgirls, all made in the USA.

I was originally hired as an assistant to Resistol designer Bob Posey. I realized there was an opportunity to launch a line that cowgirls would wear. It seemed that Resistol and Stetson had cowboys covered, but women weren't comfortable in basic Western styles. I took old styles and put a modern twist on them to be flattering and stylish for women. I was able to work with the best hat designers and reinvent an old brand while discovering my passion.

The opportunity Hatco has given me inspires me to be more creative. I love the opportunity to combine Western with fashion in a way that people are willing to wear and enjoy.

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