Lids Co-Founder Glenn Campbell Launches New Custom Headwear Company, Make My Cap

Cape Girardeau, Missouri—April 9, 2024—Today, the custom headwear market sees a transformative new entry with the launch of Make My Cap, an innovative online platform founded by Glenn Campbell, renowned for his pivotal role in turning Hat World/Lids into a global retail powerhouse. This venture brings Campbell's visionary approach back to the forefront, offering a groundbreaking service that promises to redefine the personalized headwear space.

Drawing upon his extensive background and success in the industry, Campbell introduces Make My Cap as the culmination of more than two decades of experience. The service is designed to offer unparalleled flexibility in headwear customization, emphasizing rapid delivery, quality craftsmanship and the unique option of no minimum order requirements, catering to both individual creative projects and large-scale corporate needs.

Campbell's journey from co-founding Hat World in 1995, and subsequently breathing new life into the Lids brand that had gone bankrupt, was marked by strategic innovation and growth that led to a network of 1,500 stores worldwide and nearly $1 billion in annual sales. With Make My Cap, he aims to inject this legacy of excellence and customer focus into a new era of headwear customization.

A Southeast Missouri native and Southeast Missouri State University graduate, Campbell returned to Cape Girardeau in 2008 after two decades in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2017, he received the SEMO Alumni Merit Award and, in 2023, he joined the Cape Catfish collegiate summer baseball program as president.

Campbell reflects on the launch as the start of an exciting journey, stating, "After dedicating over 25 years to the headwear industry, launching Make My Cap feels like a natural progression. Our goal is to lead with reliability, exceptional service and quick turnaround times, setting a new benchmark in the market." 

Make My Cap sets itself apart by ensuring each hat represents the pinnacle of professional appearance and durability. The platform welcomes everyone from individuals seeking a single personalized hat to businesses and organizations requiring custom headwear for teams, events or promotions, without the barrier of minimum order quantities.  This approach not only fosters creativity but also accommodates various budgetary needs.

Central to Make My Cap's philosophy is an unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. The company emphasizes clear, transparent communication and meticulous attention to detail throughout the design and ordering process, ensuring a positive and fulfilling experience for every customer. Located in Missouri, Make My Cap benefits from strategically placed production facilities that enable the company to offer quick production and delivery timelines, ensuring customers receive their custom hats promptly for their next big event or project.

For those ready to explore the possibilities and design their custom headwear, Make My Cap offers an easy-to-navigate online experience at Here, customers can select from a range of styles and materials, upload their designs and place orders, embarking on a custom headwear journey that prioritizes quality, service and speed.

Make My Cap is not just a business; it's a platform dedicated to bringing your hat ideas to life, founded on the principles of innovation, customer satisfaction and the rich legacy of Glenn Campbell's contribution to the headwear industry.

Make My Cap has a storefront location at 440 S. Mount Auburn Road, Suite 103, in Cape Girardeau. A ribbon cutting and open house event is scheduled for May.

For more information or to browse hat styles and materials, upload your design and place an order, visit