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Boardmans takes away the pressure on you to constantly keep up to date with trends in hats, gloves and scarves because we invest in market intelligence and trend prediction, then convert those market insights into products that sell.

Established in 1925 in the heart of Manchester’s hatting district, Boardmans has evolved from a modest, family run business into a design powerhouse creating the hats, gloves and scarves that retailers trust.

Boardmans has become a leading provider of Private Label fashion accessories for some of the world’s best known retailers in more than 30 countries. Focused exclusively on hats, gloves and scarves, we provide our retail partners with exceptional design, product development and unrivalled market knowledge.

A Century of Experience

Established in 1925 in the heart of Manchester’s hatting district, Boardmans has evolved from a modest, family run business into a design powerhouse creating hats, gloves and scarves that retailers trust.

Recruitment Private Label
"When retailers talk about fashion accessories they talk about Boardmans. We are their number one destination for design, source and supply."
James Phillips
Managing Director
We understand how important design is to our customers, which is why it is at the heart of everything we do. Our design team’s unique skill set within our industry provides support to retailers in this challenging multi-product category.

Design

With partnerships located in China and Vietnam, our dedicated personnel control the manufacture, quality and compliance processes to exceed industry standards. Our office in Hangzhou, China is strategically placed to fulfil all operational requirements and provide real time reporting to customers on live production.

Source

For many retailers Boardmans are the established first choice supplier of fashion accessories. Our bespoke design team ensures a focused development path when building seasonal collections. A unique design, source and supply proposition allows us to deliver “must have” lines for leading fashion accounts, through to volume options for price sensitive brands.

Supply

With partnerships located in China and Vietnam, our dedicated personnel control the manufacture, quality and compliance processes to exceed industry standards.

Compliance

We are unique in specialising in soft accessories. Our focus on hats, gloves and scarves means that we have been able to develop our market leading trend intelligence. Boardmans' design team consistently create sell out product lines.

Intelligence

Frequently asked questions about our wholesale and private label services.

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