The Captician: Cap Addict & Professional Cap Cleaner
Whether you wear your cap while playing golf, tennis, skating or for fashion at some point it is going get dirty. My mission is to help you easily keep your caps looking great. So you can wear them wherever and whenever without worrying about them getting ruined.
Cleaning my first ever cap for a customer.
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 was fascinating. 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.
Here I am cleaning a carpet in 2011
Half way through a restoration.
Word got out. Soon, I was restoring my friends'
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 who struggled to keep our caps clean.
Alongside cleaning for my clients I offered a drop off and collection service at local streetwear shops. Not only did I get to 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.