Mad Hatter Industries is not your average apparel company.
The apparel is a bonus and a great way to spread the idea behind creating a community that supports each other and has their brother or sister's back at a time of need. It's about inspiring and motivating each other to overcome whatever adversity you face. Whether it's anxiety from stepping out the door or worrying about flashbacks from your first or last tour facing you when you run into crisis.
It is everything above and more but most importantly, it is a promise to yourself that you will take 'No Quarter' with the struggles that you are dealing with. You will not accept having them rule your life and will take 'no prisoner' or 'terms' with your issue. You will not allow it to dictate what you can or cannot do.
You are the Master and Commander of your life and we are here to assist by steering you in the right direction. If you are stuck in a rocky spot or have been set adrift, we will right your sail and put you on the proper course to recovery and success. It starts with you and it ends with you. Everything you do going forward is your choice to make. But we are here to help.
Why we started Mad Hatter Industries
My name is Corey Hatt and I started Mad Hatter Industries in 2019. The idea came from the loss of another brother in arms due to suicide. It was what one of my old Sergeants said that really hit home to me. That using suicide as an option out was a permanent fix to a temporary problem. I have never forgotten those words and it has armed me with the resolve to push forward with doing what I could to make a difference.
My personal mission is to raise mental health awareness and prevent any more suicides from happening in our communities. Mental health impacts us all, not just the person affected by it. Whatever issues people are dealing with, I want them to always know that they aren't alone. There is a community here that will always support you.
Why the name?
Mad Hatter was a name that evolved from my first tour in Afghanistan. It was a term of endearment to one of my favorite jobs, the Machine Gunner. A machine gunner is responsible for the tactical employment of the 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun by providing direct fire in support of the platoon.