Market Specialists

Boardmans has become a leading manufacturer of Private Label fashion accessories for some of the world’s best known retailers across more than 30 countries. Focused exclusively on hats, gloves and scarves, this unique position provides our retail partners with exceptional design, informed product development and unrivalled market knowledge.

Autumn 2021 Catalogue

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We understand how important design is to our customers which is why it is at the heart of everything we do.

Our highly respected design team ensure every retailer can bring Boardmans' unique style and quality to their range. Our forward thinking and experienced team are always on the move allowing us to adapt and stay on top of the latest design intelligence and on the cusp of upcoming trends.


For many retailers, Boardmans are the first choice supplier of fashion accessories. Our bespoke design ensures a focused development path when building seasonal collections.

With a unique design, source and supply proposition this allows us to deliver “must have” lines for leading fashion accounts, through to volume options for price sensitive brands.


By investing globally and using our extensive knowledge, we are able to source quality materials and deliver “must have” lines within our customers price points.

Our office in Hangzhou, China is strategically placed to fulfil all operational requirements and provide real time reporting to customers on live production.

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 retailers trust.

Our experienced team are always on the move, travelling to some of the most prominent fashion capitals of the world, visiting a diverse range of stores and developing new products in our factories in China.

Industry Insights

We have have created a series of reports based on our market intelligence and inspirational shopping trip to help predict future trends. If you would like copies please ask.

Catwalk Report
Trend Books
In the fast-moving world of fashion and retail the fact boardmans has been around since 1925 highlights our ability to adapt and change.
Philip Wright – Chairman & CEO


Our compliance process runs through everything we do. With partnerships located in China and Vietnam, our dedicated personnel control the manufacture, quality and compliance processes to exceed industry standards.

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In the ever changing world of fashion, Boardmans are constantly adapting to and staying on top of the latest design intelligence. By investing in a talented design and production team with a comprehensive knowledge of the industry, we are able to offer a fast response to the latest fashion trends.

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Come and visit us during one of our showcase promotion events held throughout the year. Don't miss out on being one of the first to see our collaborative collections. We hope to see you soon!

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