SHOPPING BAG

MADE IN U.S.A. LABELING

“MADE IN USA” LABELING IS MORE THAN A MARKETING SLOGAN. IT’S USE, AND MISUSE, IS REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.

IF A HAT IS LABELED AS “MADE IN USA,” IT MUST BE MADE WITH "ALL OR VIRTUALLY ALL" AMERICAN-MADE COMPONENTS.  

THAT IS, THE HAT SHOULD CONTAIN NO — OR NEGLIGIBLE — FOREIGN CONTENT.

NINE OUT OF TEN HATS SOLD IN THE U.S.A. ARE MADE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, MAINLY FROM CHINA.

THE SMALL NUMBER OF HATS SEWN DOMESTICALLY ARE TYPICALLY MADE WITH CHEAP FOREIGN COMPONENTS. 

 

URBAN SWELL COMPONENTS ALL MADE IN U.S.A. 

MADE IN USA HAT COMPONENTS

 

URBAN SWELL WAS FOUNDED UPON A HELLBENT PURSUIT TO MAKE THE PUREST MADE IN USA HAT POSSIBLE.

MOST OF THE AMERICAN COMPANIES THAT MADE HAT COMPONENTS OUTSOURCED PRODUCTION OVERSEAS OR WENT OUT OF BUSINESS 30+ YEARS AGO.  IT TOOK US CLOSE TO FOUR YEARS TO SOURCE OR HAVE MANUFACTURED THE 18+ COMPONENTS NEEDED TO CRAFT THE PUREST AMERICAN-MADE HAT AVAILABLE.

FOR EXAMPLE, PLASTIC VISORS ARE MOLDED IN MISSOURI.  HAT BUCKLES ARE STAMPED IN NEW JERSEY.  SWEATBAND FOAM IS PRODUCED IN MAINE. LABELS ARE WOVEN IN CALIFORNIA.  LEATHER IS TANNED IN ILLINOIS.  THREAD IS SPUN IN NORTH CAROLINA.  THE LIST GOES ON.

 

CUSTOM BUCKLES STAMPED FROM STEEL IN NEW JERSEY

 

THE RESULT . . .

 

URBAN SWELL BELIEVES IN SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY, SO INCLUDED WITH EVERY HAT IS A SCHEMATIC TAG THAT IDENTIFIES THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR EVERY COMPONENT USED TO CRAFT THE HAT.  

 

 URBAN SWELL HANG TAG WITH SCHEMATIC OF HAT

MADE IN USA HAT COMPONENTS 

WHEN CUSTOMERS LOOK AT THE URBAN SWELL HAT SCHEMATIC HANG TAG AND SEE A BUNCH OF U.S.A. STAMPS LISTED, WE HOPE THEY REALIZE HOW MANY DIFFERENT AMERICAN COMPANIES AND JOBS WERE SUPPORTED BY CHOOSING TO BUY FROM U.S.

 

HAT COMPONENTS WERE MANUFACTURED IN CALIFORNIA, OREGON, FLORIDA, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, MAINE, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA AND WASHINGTON.