We bet you didn’t know the following?

Published - 3rd July, 2018

There are many things in life we don’t know, some of which are quite important, whereas other things just aren’t worth worrying about.

But we wanted to educate you in a number of what we feel are “interesting” headwear related facts that you may not know!

Did you know that Sharon Lee started selling hats back in 1947 on Westcliff-on-Sea Seafront in Essex?

70 Years Woolfe Davies - Sharon Lee Founder 1947

These hats weren’t the type you expect to see from us today, being more of the novelty style that was popular in the 50’s at the height of the Seaside getaways!

Did you know that it takes 1320 meters of yarn to knit one of our S0001 Beanies?

Yarn Know How Much

Did you know that there are over 30 components to a single cap?

Components Know

A single C6701 Brushed cotton cap uses 0.17 meters of cotton to manufacture!


A simple embroidered logo like the below uses 250 meters of thread! (5K embroidery)

This same embroidery will take around 900 seconds to run on our in house embroidery machines

The average weight of 144 caps is 15kg!


We can fit 64800 caps into a 40ft container and 32400 beanies into a 20ft container!


The average promotional cap will be used for anything up to 2 years by its owner!


Headwear is one of the most cost-effective and visually impactful marketing tools for brands, as it sits up high for everyone to see!

In 2017 we despatched in excess of 2 million pieces of headwear to our customers! This equates to over 200 tons of headwear!


You may be asking why have you bothered telling me these useless and random facts, but the truth is we wanted to show you that we are the experts when it comes to headwear and we take the process of manufacturing and supplying seriously, right the way down to the fine details and information that to any normal person is pointless.

It’s our passion and we are dedicated to giving you and your clients the very best advice and ultimately the end product.  Whether you are looking for a quick turn-around off the shelf option branded with your client’s logo or something that will wow your client, the whole team at Sharon Lee are ready to help.

We have plenty more useless facts for you should you wish us to continue to bore you, but we are pretty certain you have had enough.

Should you have any questions about anything headwear related or are currently working on a project where you feel and cap or a beanie would complement the range, please feel free to contact the sales team today – info@sharonleeltd.co.uk



For more information about any of the above please contact the sales team on 01376 560380 / info@sharonleeltd.co.uk

For a better insight into all the changes that have happened at Sharon Lee last year, head over to our recent blog – A FULL RECAP OF EVERYTHING WE HAVE INTRODUCED IN 2017

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