Five Panel Caps for the LGBTQIA2S+ Community the Strong Athletic Queer Snapback Hat with Orange Letters
Are you looking for the perfect snapback hat that will show off your LGBT Pride? This is the Strong Athletic Queer heather grey Snapback hat with orange embroidered letters that stand off of the face of the hat. It’s the perfect hat to wear during pride month and the rest of the year. It's important for queer athletes to tell the world that we're here and we're not going away. Being able to be publicly and visibly out is a human right and it's also still a massive privilege. With many countries around the world still jailing and killing people for being gay, LGBT people around the world DO NOT have equal rights. Strong Athletic created this design as a way to make our brand more inclusive. That's right. Although our company was founded by a queer woman, the original key focus of Strong Athletic was to give adult women a more equal platform in sports. It soon became clear that our message was empowering to some, but to others they felt excluded from joining us in taking a stance. These people were members of our community who did not identify with being a woman or with binary norms. We were so fortunate that these people came to us and asked us to expand our messaging to be more inclusive. In 2015 we created two designs that would better represent the community that we were part of. Our Strong Athletic Skater design and our Strong Athletic Queer design. It was important to us that the third noun had nothing to do with your gender.
A portion of the profits from this design are donated to Pull for Pride's Share the Platform Grant. To read more about this organization, their grant or to donate, click here.
This Yupoong snapback hat is made at a Flexfit Facility, which is accredited by WARP Corp. These hats are crafted to last, and hat is why Youpoong hats are so popular. Strong Athletic guarantees that the stitching on your hat will not unravel and that the embroidery will last. If there is a production related issue with your hat- one that happened because the hat company made a mistake, get in touch and we’ll let you know about how replacement policy. Need to wash your snapback hat? Follow the instructions in the “about” section.
One thing we notice is that our hats are usually about $5-$10 more expensive than other snapback hats on the market. Ever wonder why there is such a price difference? There's a good chance that some of those companies are simply producing more shirts, faster, and so their overhead costs are lower. We can't speak for them and how they set their prices, but we can speak for ourselves. At Strong Athletic, we only use small-scale embroiders and the hats that we embrodier on are always made in W.A.R.P. Certified facilities. We also pay all of our contract employees a pay rate that is in line with living wage standards. We also have many of our shirts associated with a non-profit and we donate a portion of profits (sometimes 100% of profits) to causes that hold dear. In the case of this shirt, as mentioned above 50% of profits were donated. We believe that when products are cheap, someone is losing out on income. We don't want those people to be anyone involved in our supply chain or who work for Strong Athletic on a daily basis.
As mentioned above, every single Strong Athletic product is produced by a small scale screen printer or embroidery shop. Our snapback hats are embroidered by a small-scale, local embroidery shop called Vistago Print in Lago Vista Texas. The majority of our shirts are printed by Amanda in Austin, Texas who prints out of the Austin Screen Printer's Coop, a screen printing shop that is member owned and run in East Austin. When our shirts are not printed by Amanda they are printed by other small-scale screen printers such as Second Avenues Ink in Portland, Oregon or Leigh Valley Apparel Creations in Pennsylvania. As mentioned above, the art for this design was created by Cristen Perks in 2013 for Strong Athletic founder Nadia Kean. The Strong Athletic logo was created by Angel Ortega in 2015, until that point our shirts had the Get Smarty Coaching logo on them.
Every Strong Athletic shirt, hat and fanny pack comes wrapped in our signature "You are so Strong" wraps which are held together with a kraft Strong Athletic sticker. Each shirt is then packaged in a biodegradable kraft mailer that we get from a US based company called EcoEnclose. We include a postcard that shares the origin story of Strong Athletic and that is addressed by hand to the person receiving the shirt. Also included in every package is a Strong Athletic logo sticker and one of our "We Believe" stickers. Every time you open a package from Strong Athletic we want it to feel special, especially if you're sending the Strong Athletic shirt as a gift.
80% acrylic, 20% wool; 5-panel, structured, high-profile; Eight-row stitching on flat visor; 3 1/2" crown; Hard buckram backed front panels; Six sewn eyelets; Green undervisor; Plastic adjustable closure.