The Captician: Cap Addict & Professional Cap Cleaner
My mission is to help you clean and care for your caps, instead of relegating them to the bin.
Here are a few things about me
My mission is to share with you all the tricks and tips I have learnt along the way, so you can avoid the disastorous mistakes I made back in the day.
What is The Captician about?
Whether you wear your cap while playing golf, tennis, skating or for fashion at some point your cap is going get dirty.
The goal is to create helpful and practical resources and cap care products, so you can wear your caps wherever and whenever without worrying about them getting ruined.
How The Captician began...
It all started with a dilemma which may be familiar to you personally. Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I clean my cap without damaging it?"
Back in the day, when I put them in the washing machine, sure, my caps got cleaner. They smelled better but they also lost their colour and shape.
I tried pretty much every random method to keep my caps clean. Ever heard of using cornflour for stains? Yep, I went there.... I even tried spray paint! You name it, I tried it. But nothing worked.
If I had a cap for each cap I’ve had to throw away over the years, well… I could start a shop.
Training and the eureka moment
As fate would have it I trained as a carpet and upholstery technician for my cleaning company. I completed extensive courses with the NCCA (National Carpet Cleaners Association ) where I learned the chemistry of cleaning fabrics.
It facinated me. I travelled up and down the UK shadowing industry veterans on the job, taking in as much knowledge as I could.
Then one day it clicked...I realised I could use all that I had learned to clean that stack of dirty caps in my cupboard. Had my prayers been answered?
Many evenings and soggy caps later, I adapted techniques that actually cleaned my caps without messing up their shape or colour.
Word got out. Soon, I was restoring my friends collections too.
They were amazed at how clean their caps were, and happy that they didn’t have to bin them after all.
I knew it wasn't just me and my friends that struggled to keep our caps clean.
Along side cleaning for my clients I offered a drop off and collection service at local street-wear shops. Not only did I get peep at some awesome collections it gave me insight into the problems other cap wearers were facing.
What started years ago as a project to rescue my own cap collection became a passion for helping cap wearers worldwide easily keep their beloved caps clean.
If you have a question, drop me a message. I’m always happy to help.