Souvenir Cap & Gown
Oak Hall introduced the first "souvenir" cap and gown to higher education. Prior to this time, all regalia had been rental.
Matte Finish Fabric
Oak Hall introduced the first matte finish souvenir gown in an array of colors. Prior to this, souvenir gowns had a satiny sheen.
Custom Regalia Concepts
Oak Hall created "Customized Regalia Concepts", introducing fine quality, school color specific, fabrics and velvet's to higher education. This opened the door for smaller schools with PhD programs to design customized regalia, something only available at the Ivy League level until now.
Custom Doctoral Gowns
Oak Hall changed the look of Customized Doctoral gowns by applying direct embroidery to the front panels instead of the sewn on patches commonly used.
Custom Anniversary Gowns
Oak Hall introduces a new concept to higher education; customized souvenir gowns at the bachelor and master level that are designed to celebrate a university's anniversary. This concept was introduced at Columbia University's 250th Anniversary during their 2005 commencement ceremony.
First Sustainable Fabric
Oak Hall pioneers the First Sustainable Fabric Gown, GreenWeaver. Made from 100% PET post-consumer plastic bottles diverted from landfills, an average of 23 to 27 plastic bottles goes into the manufacturing of each cap and gown.
First Sustainable High School Gown
Oak Hall develops the First Sustainable High School cap and gown, NuHorizon.
100 Million Plastic Bottles Recycled
We hit the 100 MILLION mark! Together with our partners, YOU, we have diverted over 100 Million Plastic Bottles from landfills and recycled them into fabric for GreenWeaver and NuHorizon! Thank you and Congratulations!