Woman Motorcycle Riding

The Growth in Women Riders

There was an info-graphic in USA Today last week that stated, out of the 48 million motorcycle riders in the US, 25% are now women. That may not seem like a lot until you dig a little deeper. I used the info-graphic as a starting point to do a little more online research and found that it has been on a steady 5-8% growth per year. I’m sure there are many reasons for the increase in female riders, but the one reason and stats that stood out for me was in an article “In Increasing Numbers, Women Are Taking to the Road on Two Wheels” from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Here is an excerpt:

Riding for a Cause MDA Freedom Ride

Customization for Good

Custom Biker Headband

Everyone wants to be an individual – to be able to express their own personality and style. However there are many moments we come together in a common cause. TAWgear has recently had the pleasure to design a custom Knotty Band for a great cause. The Freedom Ride is a fund raising event put on by two local Harley Davidson stores to raise monies for MDA. Now in its 31st year using the tagline “We ride for those who can’t, but someday will with your help.” This event brings thousands or riders together in a common cause that someday we will have a cure for Muscular Dystrophy and our dream of getting kids out of wheelchairs can be accomplished. Now that is truly “Customization for Good”. TAWgear would love to help you design a custom Knotty Band for your event/rally or cause.

Freedom Ride design – with and without bling.


TAWgear can design a custom Knotty Band for your next event/rally.

Performance Fabrics by TAWgear

 

Performance Fabrics by TAWgear

TAWgear® carries a full line of performance products in a variety of American made fabrics. No matter what your needs are, these performance fabrics will not only look great but offer a range of extras, such as moisture wicking, UV protection and odor control. Some are even available with our HeadGrippers™ Technology.

Performance Fabrics Include:

Trifecta™  3 great hi-tech properties all in one fabric. A TAWgear Exclusive. These won’t wash out contents are:

  1.  CoolMax® to keep you cool.  Wicks, dries 3x faster than cotton.
  2.  Mynx™ is rated SPF 50+ for sun protection.
  3.  A.M.Y.™ an anti-microbial that prohibits bacterial growth.  Less bacteria, less odor

Mynx™ /  A.M.Y.™  2 great hi-tech properties all in one fabric. These won’t wash out contents are:

  1.  Mynx™ is rated SPF 50+ for sun protection.
  2.  A.M.Y.™ an anti-microbial that prohibits bacterial growth. Less bacteria, less odor

CoolMax®  Wicks moisture, dries 3x faster than cotton. Super stretchy for a more comfortable fit. Won’t wash out.

Hydrotech™  Moves moisture away from skin to keep you cool and dry.

PolarTec® A great cold weather option. 4x more wind resistant than fleece. A water repellent highly breathable material.

VIEW OUR PERFORMANCE FABRIC PRODUCTS HERE

Keep your headwrap on your head, NOT the highway!

We’ve all had this happen:  Its a beautiful day out, the sun is shining, and you’re out on your bike.  You’re feeling relaxed, and at peace with the world.  That is, until you feel your Do-rag fly off of your head, and shoot away from you down the highway!  Now you’re not feeling so peaceful anymore, your head is naked, and you are probably cursing the company that made your headwrap.

“Why can’t someone make a Do Rag that stays ON MY HEAD?!”

Well, That’s a Wrap! did exactly that!

Watch the video below for more information:

Transcript:

Hi, I’m Valerie from That’s a Wrap, and I’m here to answer the age-old question: “Does your product stay on while riding.”

Well,  we’ve answered that in a couple of different ways.

One of the ways is with our very successful sweat band elastic system. To further improve upon that, we have now implemented our Head Grippers™ technology that you can see here:

Let’s take a closer look.  So here you see our exclusive, patented, silicon strip that has been added to our already successful sweatband elastic system.   The silicon is virtually indestructible.

It won’t crack in extreme heat or cold,  won’t wear off with washing, and is slip-resistant with sweat.

So you can see from the combination of the sweatband elastic and our Headgrippers technology, this is going stay on your head and not on the highway.  We put it into our traditional headwrap, with the tail, in a full-circumference design, or in just the forehead area only as well as our stretch wrap: forehead or all around.  This is perfect for people with fine hair as well (take noted that ladies)

as far as our skullcap, it is available in our skullcap, no tail, full circumference only.  Remember, buy American-made.

Thank you for watching and That’s a Wrap!

Headwear with a Heart!

With October fast approaching, we often see a large united front with the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.  We wish this struggle would come to an end, and that we would find a cure for this as well as all the other diseases that need awareness called to them.  We carry this hope for cures, and share it in the messages of hope that we are embellishing onto the inside of our Knotty Bands™.  We are able to uniquely provide personalized messages for any person, event or even print our Knotty Bands™ with your own words of hope.

Shown are 5 color variations for your reference, and other colors are available upon request, with or without rhinestones.  Email us at info@tawgear.com with any further questions or requests.  Here’s a quick link showing a list of awareness ribbons:  Click Here


Awareness Ribbon Knotty Band-YellowAwareness Ribbon Knotty Band-RedAwareness Ribbon Knotty Band-GreenAwareness Ribbon Knotty Band-PinkAwareness Ribbon Knotty Band-Purple

 

That’s a Wrap! also offers headwraps embroidered with awareness ribbons in support of different causes.  See below:
All items shown are embroidered, and is a representation.  Other colors are available.


Awareness Ribbon Headwrap-PinkAwareness Ribbon Headwrap-Purple
Awareness Ribbon Headwrap-YellowAwareness Ribbon Headwrap-GreenAwareness Ribbon Headwrap-Red

Biker Headwraps – The Beginning of That’s a Wrap!

That’s a Wrap!™ (acronym “TAW”) was named as a play on words for our first product, biker head wraps (also spelled “headwrap”).  We also love great movies, and thought it would be fun to name a lot of our headwrap styles after great movies or other pop culture genres.

We first started out with 12 biker head wrap (headwrap) styles back in 2001, and have grown to over 700 various versions of biker hats.  Not only do we carry headwraps (old school name, doo rags), but we now carry a full selection of primarily unisex biker hats from Biker Bandanas to Skull Cap styles.  Of course, we go girly with our bling headbands, rhinestone headbands which we christened with the name Knotty Bands™.  Our other version of a headband are our Do Bands™ which offer a velcro or tie closure.

We have worked long and hard with suppliers within the U.S. to continue to develop and supply raw materials domestically, and in doing so have created headwraps exclusive to us while contributing to the American economy and labor pool.  Many of our styles which we will just call headwraps from here on, are prints we have selected or developed to be printed on a fabric that took us 2 years to source.  You can’t find softer fabric anywhere but here.  We use this super soft fabric in as much of the TAW product line of headwraps as possible.

We continue to try to bring fresh new and exclusive biker head wraps designs to the market always trying to balance fashion and function.  We hope that if you are looking for unique, quality products at an affordable price, you turn to us for your answer.  All of our biker head wraps are Proudly Made in the U.S.A.

See where it all began:  http://tawgear.wpengine.com/product-category/headwear/headwraps/headwraps-dorags/

Why Clothing Made In USA?

Buying clothing Made in the USA is good for you and your country!

American made products help to build and maintain a stable, growth-oriented American workforce and economy. It has been proven, the more we invest in products Made in the USA, the greater our domestic growth and the more US jobs we create. It is an investment in the future of this country. We are all in this together!

That’s a Wrap! has been dedicated to this cause for over 15 years. We are here to provide you with the best headwear choices at the best quality and the most competitive prices – all products labeled “That’s a Wrap!” or our acronym “tawgear” are Made in the USA. We support and procure labor, American jobs, US manufacturing and the success of this great country!

It is a real shame, but nearly 98% of the clothing bought in the USA is manufactured overseas. That’s a Wrap! takes great pride in stating that we are part of the growing 2% who are committed to reversing this trend and are 100% dedicated to American made apparel for Americans!

America holds a long and rich history in textile and clothing production. Unfortunately, the growing appetite for cheap goods and exorbitant profits has swept that great American tradition under the rug for the past few decades. While a handful of dedicated and amazing manufacturers have continued to successfully produce exceptional clothing and fabric at fair prices (while paying Americans a living wage to produce them!), others have vanished from the marketplace. We applaud our American manufacturers who have made the decision to keep their businesses here at home in the USA.

The good news? America’s textile and apparel industries are investing in new technologies at unprecedented rates. As a result, the industry at large has a broadening ability to produce clothing and apparel right here in the USA that is not only superior in quality and construction, but also price competitive in the world market today…

Support America:

We are all in this together. Buying clothes that are made in the USA means you are making a valuable contribution to the success of domestic manufacturing. When you choose to buy American, you help to support the economy and the long-term security of jobs – your friends, family and neighbors jobs. That is why the clothing, footwear, work wear, outerwear and wholesale apparel we sell are all made right here in the USA!

Our goal is to offer you the best headwear at affordable prices from domestic manufacturers who are as determined as you are to do their part. If we all work together, we will continue to revitalize our country’s economy, growth and American prosperity.

Thank you, Valerie Hirsch, President of That’s a Wrap!

 

What separates TAWgear from the rest – ESPECIALLY IMPORTS?

The buzz in politics today is not too far from our own:  “LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”!

We are here everyday making products with American workers.  Yes, you can make a difference by placing votes now.  Your purchase is your vote to bring the jobs home, and keep them here.

We create and craft here.  We do not copy and steal intellectual property and call it our own and put our name on it.  Did we in the past?  Yes, and it was wrong.  Our success is now solely based on our own ingenuity, creativity and integrity which gives this company its heart and soul, words that are part of foundation for our country’s beginnings.  We are here to work with our community, our customers, you!  Is a foreign company going to provide you that?

We want to share this same genuine love and belief in our own homegrown creativity and style by affording YOU the tools to create the products that work for you and your lifestyle. You’re an individual, you are unique and original, and you know what works for you which may not always be mainstream.

Join us in creating your own products just for you on our “Design Your Own” product line.   By keeping our design and production here in the U.S., our talented staff can quickly create new, customized designs and products, and get them to you within days.  That is something the imports simply can’t match.

Choose from a variety of fabric colors, rhinestones, closures, and elastic sweatband options to build your headgear that compliments your own unique style!  Look for this logo design your own2
on products that can be customized, then get busy, Designer. and thank you for your vote!

 

Choose your fabric color!                                                                                                                                                       Would you like to add rhinestones?

KB2320 KB2320-O KB2320-B KB1216RKB1216

Skull Caps Explained – No Sweat! – CoolMax® Cool Caps™

Our Skull Caps are made out of the legendary CoolMax® Performance Fabric.  CoolMax®, created by Dupont®, wicks away sweat and dries faster than any other fabric.  It actually pulls moisture away from your skin.  It has gone through rigorous testing, and is rated to dry 3 to 4 times faster than cotton.  And this built-in performance won’t wash out over time!

We paired our Skull Caps with an extra soft woven jacquard elastic band with original designs that are exclusive to That’s a Wrap!  These Skull Caps work as excellent helmet liners to keep your helmet clean and fresh.   Or you can wear our Skull Caps alone.  We infused our CoolMax® with 12% Spandex so that not only do you get a high tech fabric, you get lots of stretch out of our Skull Caps.  Many of our customers who have larger heads love our Skull Caps just for that reason, and will buy other products that we make out of the CoolMax®.  Please see Cordlock Caps™, Cordlock Socks™, Underwraps™ and Headwraps.

We have added even another piece of great technology to our CCCM11-HG.  The HG stand for HeadGrippers™ technology.  We have upped the game with our Skull Caps by adding a 1/4″ strip of silicone just inside our woven jacquard headband.  This silicone was designed to keep your Skull Cap on.  The silicone does not get slippery when you perspire.  It has also gone through rigorous testing and won’t peel or flake in extreme hot or cold temperatures.  And it stands up, wash after wash.  This new technology is also exclusive to our skull caps.  We also offer the HeadGrippers™ Technology to our headwraps where you can custom order to have this product sewn into them for higher performance.

We also can proudly say that the products are crafted and created here in the United States.   All fabrics, elastics and labor are 100% American made.

Your decision to buy our Skull Caps we call exclusively our CoolMax® Cool Caps™ will make your buying decision a NO SWEAT one!

CoolMax Skull Caps with Headgrippers

CoolMax Skull Cap with Headgrippers

Headgrippers

Close-Up View of Headgrippers Silicone Strip

High-tech Biker head wraps

COOLMAX® fabric is the performance fabric that includes an effective fiber-based moisture management system. The system can move perspiration away from the body, and through the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing the wearer to feel cooler and more comfortable.

Apparel made with MYNX® UV provides the wearer sun protection against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. MYNX® UV offers permanent sun protection up to 50+ UPF rating, depending upon fabric construction and color and maintains a 100% UPF rating in wet and dry fabrics.  Less bacteria means less odor. Amazing technology embedded in A.M.Y.® permanently inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, mold, mildew and algae on fabric. A.M.Y.® extends garment life with less discoloration and degradation. A.M.Y. is environmentally safe.

That’s a Wrap! proudly brings these high-tech solutions to our line of biker head wraps and skullcaps.

These  do rags are 100% made in the USA!