Physician Endorsed Hats is a Colorado based company run by husband and wife Michael Ross and Elissa Margulies. Those VillageHatShop.com customers who are used to reading the introductions to our featured vendors, know that we have a penchant for highlighting hat companies that are small, unique, well run, and smart. Our business bias is the "small is beautiful" philosophy where companies maintain a "human" scale of operations. We feel the value delivered to our customers from companies like these is far superior to the behemoths in our industry.
Elissa Margulies loved hiking in the mountains but soon found the combination of high altitude and sun to be a challenge for her fair complexion. To remedy the problem, she began a search for a hat offering maximum protection with a sense of style and ended up empty-handed. After researching the sun protection industry and learning about what fabrics and colors function best, Margulies, along with her husband, founded Physician Endorsed in 2002. She designed a new line of hats to offer consumers, the perfect balance between form and function. [During a dinner in San Diego with Elissa she remarked "Why look like Elmer Fudd when you can look like Audrey Hepburn"]