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Denton

dentonhats.jpgDenton has been producing hats for over 300 years (since 1702 to be precise) in Denton, Manchester, UK. By 1825 there was a total of 25 hat manufacturers in and around Denton and then by 1840, 24,000 hats were produced there each week. The hatting industry was the biggest employer in Denton with at one time 41% of the local people were working in the hatting industry. Hats were exported all around the world from the many factories in Denton as Denton became one of the main hat centres of the world.