Sun hats, a product where fashion and functionality meet, what could be better?
When introducing new products to my range, a big part of the design process is ensuring that the materials I use are ethical and sustainable, what can I use that already exists, can be re-purposed, what's available using recycled materials.
Denim, sturdy and strong, second-hand Jeans, I always see them when I'm op-shopping, and through my time working in charity stores I saw styles go out of fashion, sitting around not selling, potentially ending up in landfill, along with broken zips, holes, and stains. These can all be cut around and quality pieces can be salvaged and incorporated into sunhats, as a screen printer, stains can be printed directly over, giving them a fresh lease of life.
Using a combination of recycled and natural materials, I've created a unique, triangulated design, starting out wide, narrowing towards the centre making it a friendly fit for all head sizes.The style is fully reversible, and expanding from denim, vintage upholstery and dead stock materials have also been added as the range grows.
Who better to sport in a Sly and Company sunhat than Kate Hall from Ethically Kate, one of our first sun hat purchasers and has lived in her sun hat ever since!