does anyone know how much it costs approximately for a manufacturer to make one hat? I'm playing around with the idea of making some caps in small quantities and I'm just wondering. I'll be providing my own fabric for the crown for them to use, what's a usual cost per hat? i can only afford making a small quantity maybe around 20 hats, will manufacturers even do that little?
These days its hard to find a hat manufacturer to begin with especially in the US (thats where I am I don't know where you are). With that said usually the minimum is at least a couple hundred, the lowest I've seen is 100. But it must be possible considering the Decades vintage series for example, there was only a couple of each style. I don't know if they just have a good manufacturer or if they have built up enough of a relationship with their manufacturer to where they will let them do that. But anyway, if you do find a manufacturer who is willing to do that for you please share.
Hope this helped!