About Us


Coal was founded on the belief that headwear is more than an accessory. It’s part of you, your identity, and your lifestyle. We build this idea into each of our designs by using quality materials and exacting detail, and crafting styles that are as unique as you are.


In 2002 a group of friends got together to start a company that reflected their shared vision: headwear should be more than an accessory. At the time, hats, knit beanies, and the like were little more than a commodity that brands put their logo on. Coal chose not to. We saw an opportunity to provide the market with accessories that took fit, fashion, and function equally seriously, and looked at headwear as an extension of you, your identity and your lifestyle. Design was—and still is—the main factor of every style. Not only from the color, yarn / material type, or subtle branding, but to how the style actually fit and looked when worn. No longer was the beanie a standard size and shape that each company decorated with different patterns, colors and giant logos. It’s now all about design, uncompromising attention to detail, and superior components.

This logo throughout our collection indicates a Coal Considered style. Considered pieces are classically inspired with a modern twist, where no detail is overlooked. In our Fall / Winter 2013 collection we introduce new and innovative designs and even finer materials, from pure Mongolian cashmere to domestic wool felt and a North American alpaca / Merino wool blend.



Old memo books, 501 jeans, black sweatshirts, Wilco, Ford Econoline vans, Autumn in the Midwest, Summer in the Northwest, Field Notes, the Flaming Lips, how incredibly awesome the iPhone is, a cold Coke, estate sales, theEisenhower interstate system, old records, green grass, blue sky, orange anything, guitars, democracy, literature, culture, bourbon, coffee, horticulture, technology, cooking, gardening, photography, travel, architecture, Eames designs, family, fishing, Apple computers, the mountains, the coast, the ocean, bikes with gears, bikes without gears, Radiohead, Japandroids, Seattle hip hop, vinyl records, moody coffee shops, fall leaves, vibrant colors,editorial spreads, shiny things, gaudy layers, huge trees, folklore, sequins,independent films, the Northwest, thrift stores, vintage clothing, vintage motorcycles/autos, modernist corporate logos of the '60s and '70s, reverb, dancing, DIY anything, musicians, self-taught anything, beards, photography, Tokyo, NYC, Interior design, album cover art, failblog, vintage sports apparel, pirates, fashion blogs, paintings, videography, movies, vintage technologies, future technologies, Giacometti, unindustrialized landscapes.


Coal stands behind the craftsmanship and quality of all of our products. Please contact us at info@coalheadwear.com with your questions or concerns.

We hope you love our products as much as we do. Make them your own, and use them well... welcome to the Coal family.