Crown Cap began manufacturing textile headwear for the Western Canadian farm trade in 1934. In the midst of a decade long drought on the prairies, those working the land appreciated the relief and protection of a well-made fitted work cap.
When Paul Leinburd acquired Crown Cap in 1987 he saw the answer to a different kind of drought on the prairies—the absence of finely crafted luxury headwear and accessories. Impressed by the skilled handiwork of the Crown Cap production team, Paul knew that combining those old-world skills with high-end fur and leather materials would have the world knocking at his door. Indeed, unique designs and exquisite hand crafting has drawn world-renowned designer labels and retailers to the stunning creations at Crown Cap.
Based in Winnipeg, Canada, the company that started out with simple fitted headwear has maintained its prairie sensibilities while becoming a global fashion enterprise. This includes a commitment to creating the best products and materials while doing business in a way that is fair and socially responsible. Whether it’s a fashion-forward cap or a luxury fur hat, Crown Cap delivers unparalleled quality and service.
At Crown Cap we believe that “giving back” it part of our business. We contribute funds to worthwhile charitable causes that enhance the quality of life for people in the community. The following are a few of the organizations that we support:
- Alzheimer Society Manitoba
- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
- Canadian Diabetes Association
- Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation
- Emily Carr School (Gordon Adaskin Fund)
- Epilepsy and Seizure Association of Manitoba
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Koats for Kids
- Manitoba Opera
- Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
- Riverview Health Foundation
- Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
- The Salvation Army Canada
- Winnipeg Harvest
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Research and Development
Crown Cap began manufacturing textile headwear for the Western Canadian farm trade in 1934. Paul Leinburd acquired Crown Cap in 1987, to become today as one of the major manufacturer of finely crafted luxury headwear for men and ladies’ hats that are designed and made in Winnipeg Canada, and fashion-forward enough for Manhattan or Milan. We also have a full line to create new innovative bags, fur vests, gloves, mitts, earmuffs, headbands, scarves and more.
Research and development is the core part of our experimental design for all types of headwear. We keep an eagle eye on competitors and customers in order to keep pace with modern trends and analyze the needs, demands and desires of our customers.
Due to continuous technology change our research and development team is alert to innovate and adjust to any change. We continuously invest in R&D activities, by examining different materials, designs, assembly, and advance the technique for their applications. This will allow us to continually modify and update our customer’s products to preserve and improve their brand’s position within their market.
Our highly qualified and experienced personnel are striving to acquire new knowledge and technological expertise in participating to combine their resources to enhance new techniques and explore new improved technology for our products line.
The results of our research and developments activities has drawn world-renowned designer labels and retailers to the stunning creations at Crown Cap.