The THA is a 105-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.