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Leeds fashion firm designs bespoke hat for boxing champion

A Leeds-based designer of British-made headwear has been commissioned to design professional boxer, Anthony Joshua a bespoke flat-cap to wear during filming for an American TV sports channel.

Headwear brand, Kempadoo Millar was approached by DAZN US earlier this year, to create the unified heavyweight world champion a custom-made hat, that would be presented to him before his fight against Alexander Povetkin.

Kempadoo Millar, which sold caps in 28 countries last year including Malaysia, Burma, Dubai and Russia, has also seen an increase in sales by 138 per cent on last year.

For his personalised flat-cap, Anthony Joshua opted for a blend of the British and Nigerian flags digitally printed on the lining, and his AJBXNG embroidered logo on the back.

Founded by designer Rhian Kempadoo-Millar in 2013, Kempadoo Millar has several other celebrity fans including HRM The Prince of Wales and award-winning actor Idris Elba. 

The brand specialises in unique flat caps and baker boy caps and operates out of the renowned AW Hainsworth’s mill in Pudsey, Leeds.

Rhian Kempadoo-Millar said: “It was such an honour to be approached by DAZN to work with them for the filming ahead of Anthony’s Joshua’s most recent fight. Of course, we’re absolutely thrilled to make Anthony his own custom-made hat, as this is one of the unique elements of a Kempadoo Millar cap. We love to design the hats to fit the individual’s personality and style.

“Anthony absolutely loved his and we had a real blast making it for him.”

News follows the recent launch of the brand’s current collection, known as Express Yourself ’18; a colourful collection of rich tweeds and peacock bright accents which was photographed on professional dancers to add flair & movement to the images.


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