A Company With Great Heritage
Betmar's history goes back to the depths of the Great Depression. The year was 1933 - The hat business was flourishing in spite of the difficult economic times. Betmar was in need of a strong factory. They then partnered with a skilled manufacturer, an old-line cap maker with roots dating back to 1911.
From this Betmar was born. The name chosen was taken from 'Betty Marks' who was the first designer for the hat company. Within six months Betmar blossomed at key department stores around the country. Betty Marks continued making great designs into the 1950s, and her protégé, Miss Arleen, carried the name and reputation forward for many years. Betmar is sold today in more than 15 countries and is a leader in women's headwear fashion.