Don Rongione, President and CEO of The Bollman Hat Company, was devastated when his company had to lay off over 100 employee-owners due to the negative impacts of foreign production. Founded in 1868, The Bollman Hat Company is the oldest hat maker in America. Despite its rich heritage, the company was not immune to consequences resulting from the shift away from American manufacturing. Determined to do something about this problem, Rongione started American Made Matters.
The mission of American Made Matters is “to educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American dream.” Dapper Classics fully supports this mission. Earlier this year, we became an official member of the American Made Matters community.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, is the first annual American Made Matters Day. On this day, Dapper Classics and other American companies are encouraging consumers to purchase at least one Made in USA product to support American manufacturing. To celebrate this special day, and to encourage American consumers to participate, Dapper Classics will be offering 25% off all purchases at our website. Support the American economy and shop Dapper Classics and other US brands on American Made Matters Day!