Gary Watrous, 1985
From humble beginnings in the 1970’s, when owner Gary Watrous sold handmade leather goods out of his Chevy station wagon, Head‘n Home Hats has grown steadily over the past four decades. Today, our production methods enable us to scale from making individual artisan hats to delivering extensive, private label, production runs. From Gary’s innovative mesh and leather Breeze to our distinctive Steam Punk Hatter brand, we continue to evolve and refine, even as we remain committed to delivering top quality products.
Truly a family business, Gary’s wife Merry-Lee, son and business partner Garth and nephew Trevor Tarin lead our design, manufacturing and business development efforts. Each of them brings distinct personalities to our creations. Their passion makes us a vibrant company offering a dynamic array of styles, designed to fit almost any taste.
We have made Head’n Home a model for modern business practices. Our facility includes an onsite garden and compost area. Water conservation methods have been in place for years. Solar panels provide 90% of our production power.
Head’n Home Hats are built to last a lifetime. We produce each one, by hand, in our shop in Freedom, California. Our hats are sold in specialty boutiques, traditional western stores, resorts and pro-shops across America and around the world. We are big enough to be reliable business partners, but small enough to provide personalized customer support.