About Olney Headwear

UK hat manufacturer, celebrating 100 years, 1914-2014

A Luton based hat manufacturer, Olney Headwear goes into it’s second century, the Company has a skilled, flexible and dedicated workforce of 25 people able to turn their hands to the manufacture of any type of hat or cap, proudly produced at our factory in Luton, Bedfordshire, the home of the hat industry in the United Kingdom. From large department stores to the independent retailer we serve a diverse range of customers, a number of whom have traded with us for many years.

Whether it be a traditional tweed cap, genuine panama or the traditional straw boater, the classic range has stood the test of time and continues to be the backbone of the company, along with school wear and uniform products.

However in an ever changing market in order to keep our products at the forefront of the shop window, when it comes to customer choice, with the help of our new designer, Fawns Reid, our products are evolving to meet the demands of the fashion conscious hat wearer. Currently owned and run by 4th generation of the Olney family, Andrew & David have a combined experience in the hat trade of over 50 years.