The Headwear Association

Promoting hats and headwear awareness worldwide

Welcome to The Headwear Association!



The 106th Annual Headwear Association dinner will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Central Park Boathouse in NYC. Advance Tickets are $175 and include dinner, open bar and an annual membership to the THA. Make checks payable to The Headwear Association. Send to: MARK SCHAFFEL, THA TREASURER, 126 VICTORIA LANE, READING PA 19610The first dinner was held at the Waldorf Astoria (then on 34th Street) on January 30, 1908 with 34 industry members present. The 106th annual THA Gala is open to anyone in the fashion and headwear industry. It's going to be a grand time! We hope to see you there!  


The THA is a 106-year-old trade association, the oldest in the fashion industry.

Our birth was a chance meeting of traveling hat salesmen in 1907; they had just finished their seasonal selling trips. The first dinner was held at the Waldorf Astoria (then on 34th Street) in NYC on January 30, 1908 with 34 industry members present.

Our mission is to promote hats and the headwear industry throughout the world, and to foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry.

THA is a one-stop resource for fashion editors, stylists, wardrobe supervisors and prop masters who are looking for hats for current projects. THA member catalogs are posted here, and our members are thrilled to loan our headwear for editorial; fashion shows; and TV & film projects.

Headwear is enjoying a tremendous resurgence, and we want that momentum to continue. We welcome those who want to advance our mission, and membership information can be found here.

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