Cause Caps: Hats That End Homelessness

miscoots cause cap
Mitscoots Outfitters was born out of a desire to help others.

The Austin, Texas-based company sells outstanding outdoor gear, socks, shirts, beanies, scarves, gloves– but its main purpose is to provide work to people transitioning out of homelessness.

On any given night in the United States, one of the richest and most powerful countries in the world, a staggering 633,782 people are sleeping on the streets. Veterans make up about 13%, children are 22% of that number, and 42.6% are disabled or otherwise unable to gain employment. There’s no single reason someone becomes homeless, but poverty, mental illness, domestic violence, lack of health care, and job loss are some of the major factors. Once homeless, it’s an enormously difficult cycle to break.

cause caps employ homeless

That’s where Mitscoots steps in. They help break this cycle in two really important ways. The first is they give what you get: When you purchase something– socks, a beanie– they give that item, in your name, to one of a number of charities and organizations all over the country.

miscoots team of cause caps

The second, and perhaps most important thing they do, is provide jobs. Actual, sustainable work.

Cause Caps are a major part of this initiative. The hats are all made in the US, providing jobs in the dwindling American manufacturing sector. Made of brushed twill, they’re soft, malleable, classic and tear-resistant. And the hats are packed up and shipped out by men and women on the path out of homelessness. If that’s not awesome enough, these Cause Caps are made with rigorous standards and come with a five year guarantee: you see one thread out of place and Mitscoots will repair it for free.cause caps kickstarter

A Kickstarter campaign for Cause Caps earned well over its initial goal of $17,500, suggesting this is a problem people are passionate about solving. Plus, they’re pretty bitchin’ hats.

Mitscoots is solving problems simply by providing quality products and quality jobs.

Culture

Reflections on Running 40 Kilometers Through the Swiss and French Alps

"When you are running on a mountain ... there is the link of mountain values. There is solidarity. You see someone on the path, you make sure they are OK."
Fashion & Style

Which Workwear is Right For You? Comparing Carhartt, Patagonia, and Filson

Find out which brand is best for you and your job.
Living

6 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom for Cold Weather

Here are a few tricks to transform your boudoir into a winter sanctuary.
Fashion & Style

Stock Up on the Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men this Fall

The best crewneck sweatshirts are warm, stylish, and easy to layer.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear Tailgating: Fall Style Essentials for Football Fans

Snag these tailgating style basics before the next game.
Fashion & Style

Shop the Latest and Greatest from Filson’s Fall Collection

Pack it in, layer up, and dive into our favorite fall and winter style picks from an iconic Pacific Northwest-based brand.
Fashion & Style

Keep it Cozy with These Seven Warmest Winter Socks

Winter means padding around your pad in the softest, warmest socks possible.
Fashion & Style

The Zippo x Foundrae Luxe Capsule Collection Combines Elegance with Expertise

Spark a flame with flare with this new Zippo lighter, which has "heirloom" written all over it (and a price to match).
Fashion & Style

Bundle Up Before It’s Too Late with the Best Winter Sweaters for Men

There's no better feeling than slipping on a nice new sweater on a winter day
Fashion & Style

Clarks and Pendleton Woolen Mills Teamed Up for the Perfect Patterned Boot

Leather and wool are a winning combination for fall.