Rodney Allison is owner and Master Hatter at North
Valley Hat Company.
His contribution to the hat industry is education
and construction of quality hats. "I keep asking
the suppliers of raw materials to furnish hatters with
high quality goods, such as fur felt hat bodies, high
quality leathers, gross grain ribbon, etc.
In an industry where I have seen quality drop and
prices rise, I truly feel that higher prices should
reflect a higher quality.
I keep it straight, (50 percent beaver, 100 percent
beaver) explain to consumers what my hats are made
of, and I explain what a high quality hat is about.
I also provide hatters with tips and instructions on
high quality hats.
My hope is that the hat industry grows by way of smaller
hatters. I would like to see hatters step back in time
and make higher quality headwear. When people see my
hats they get inspired to make a higher quality product."
"Quality That Makes The Difference."
North Valley Hat Company
8356 Liberty Rd. S.
Salem, Oregon 97306