THE SHEARLING TRAPPER WINS THE GOLD AT OLYMPIC GAMES
 
THE NEW RETAIL MOTTO - HAVE IT YOUR WAY
 
NEW ERA CAP COMPANY LAUNCHES ENERGY TOUR WITH 60-FOOT BUS
 
Volume 2 Newsletter 2
February 22, 2006
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” - Oprah Winfrey
The evening of cocktails, camaraderie, dinner and great headwear minds will include a talk by Neil Steinberg author of the book "Hatless Jack."
 
We got a call from Ray Smith from the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago. Smith wanted sales statistics for headwear sales in the US.
 
They revere him in England. Camilla Parker Bowles even gave him poetic license to design her wedding headpieces.
 
The shearling trapper hat worn by Olympians in the opening ceremonies has been such a big seller that the shelves are bare.
 
THE NEW RETAIL MOTTO - HAVE IT YOUR WAY
If you had any doubt that today’s consumer want it their way, read on. The latest example of this royal fitting has been sighted at Lids on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
 
Keep your eyes on the world of Hip Hop. Its importance is now breaking the glass ceiling of the corporate world.
 
LOOKING FOR WOODEN HAT BLOCKS FOR SHAPING HATS
Jim Pryor of Sun Body Hats is looking to buy wooden hat blocks that shape hats.
 
Kim Scammell is looking to buy 20-30 inexpensive hat boxes, maybe thin wood or paper with a metal rim.
 
When we attended the Western Apparel Show we met up with Eddie Morales of Dallas Hats.
 
Los Angeles - based Jane Tran is looking for a school in the US to learn about hat making.
 
The “Fit for the Streets” Tour Launches in Houston during the 2006 NBA All-Star Games.
 
Fashion Magazines and Retail Stores are showing (and hopefully selling) more cloth headbands and headwraps.
 
According to the New York Times retail sales soared by 2.3 percent this January as compared to December.