What’s up FightTrends fans? Since my bald head has been freezing this week I thought I’d interview someone who could give me a hand with that. Enter Daniel Muirhead from WARHEAD Headwear.
Daniel, what exactly is WARHEAD Headwear?
DM: WARHEAD is the first MMA-inspired headwear brand to tap into the rapidly rising MMA apparel niche. Our products are a combination of premium materials and top quality construction. Our team is dedicated to bringing MMA fans the best range of headwear possible. The inaugural collection focuses on core headwear styles including stretch-fitted baseball caps, military styles and truckers. The Spring 2010 assortment offers something for everyone, regardless what your personal style is.
Besides keeping soon-to-be bald guys like myself warm in the winter, what was the reason and inspiration for starting WARHEAD? Do you have a background in the apparel industry?
DM: Our team’s background is a combination of both fashion and mixed martial arts industry experience. Each member brings something unique to the table, which complements the group as a whole. To top things off, we’re all fanatics for headwear and combat sports – always have been, always will be. Bottom line, we’re truly into streetwear fashion and MMA. WARHEAD is the direct result of this combined interest in both industries.
It seems like you have 3 additional models dropping soon. Any timeframe on those?
DM: The Slugger Massive style is currently our core model that’s been making waves as of late. We’ve just released a limited edition batch of Slugger Massive caps at select retailers, including CarnalDaMMAge.com, in time for the Holidays. The other three core styles? The Cage Trucker, Militant and Slugger will be available in early Spring 2010. Feedback thus far has been phenomenal on the entire range.
Do you have any other products in the works?
DM: Our core focus for the meantime is on Headwear. This is what we specialize in, so we’re dedicated to designing and delivering the best product possible for fight fans. We also have some special projects in the works for the new year and beyond, so stay tuned.
What does it mean to you to see fighters in the UFC wearing WARHEAD?
DM: It means a lot to us. We’ve been huge fight fans for a very long time, so to see some of our favorite fighters wearing WARHEAD is definitely a dream come true. WARHEAD has been linked to a number of great UFC fighters recently including Jon Jones, Matt Hamill, Pat Barry, Eric Schafer and Pat Cote. We believe in building relationships with athletes who are proud to wear the brand, inside and outside of the cage. We’ve worked hard to get to where we’re at, so to finally see our efforts come to fruition is exciting.
WARHEAD seems to be growing super fast, why do you believe that is?
DM: We have a strong network of talented people in and around the industry, who’ve helped us get to where we’re at. Were truly grateful for our supporters, including fighters and fans of the product. Most importantly, we’re true fans of the sport and believe in the growth of the industry as a whole. Pure passion for something is was separates the real from the fake.
Thanks for speaking with us today Daniel. Is there anything else you would like to add?
DM: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, it’s greatly appreciated. Be on the lookout for WARHEAD in the new year on some of the best fighters out there. Feel free to check out the new Spring 2010 collection at www.warheadwear.com.