Alumni Entrepreneurs

Stefan Schinzinger, 1978


San Francisco Hat Company, Schinzinger Kellman Design

Type of Business

Sales and Related

Date of Operation


Description of Business or Organization

We design and make wonderful, practical & functional headwear. Our hats can be found all over the world from Japanese trend boutiques to Orvis fly fishing shops and through mail order firms such as As well as our own brands we do a lot of private label - We've worked with Issey Miyake, Barneys, DKNY, Smith & Hawken, Martha Stewart, Mountain Hardwear among others. We are a small group of craftspeople who embrace traditional as well as modern tools and techniques. It's not easy being an apparel manufacturer!

Contact Information

PO Box 1817
San Leandro, CA

Please describe any patents you hold on inventions or processes and where those are held and when you got the patent.

I received a patent for a particular use of tape in the assembly of earrings.

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

In every way (except bookkeeping)