This summer’s hottest moves are slip, slop, slap, and wrap—that’s slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses whenever you venture outdoors. To help you and yours stay sun-smart, we’ve rounded up five sustainably stylish sun hats for babies and children, as well as a grownup version for Mom and Dad to keep the sun out of their eyes. (You need all the visual acuity you can muster once you’ve set the little ones loose!)
Kate Quinn Organics
This sweet little cloche from Kate Quinn Organics is made from 100% organic cotton French terry, the same material used to make bath towels and bathrobes. Available in three sizes, it comes in shades blackberry/violet, peony, and vanilla/midnight.
Complete with a back flap, tie band, and contrasting top knot, Hessnatur’s 100% organic cotton visor cap shields both your munchkin’s front and nape from the sun. It’s available in three sizes, in either poppy red or marine blue.
Tammachat Natural Textiles
A women’s cooperative in Northeast Thailand weaves the undyed organic cotton fabric that comprises Tammachat’s handcrafted sun hats, which are embellished with appliquéd organic silk in the shape of charming critters (crab, elephant, fish, ladybug). Two sizes are up for grabs: medium and large.
Under the Nile
Made with 100% organic Egyptian cotton, the wide brim of this off-white poplin hat keeps the glare out of your child’s eyes, while a pair of ties tethers the hat from sudden gusts of wind. Sizes range from newborn to 24 months.
With Ecozini’s reversible sun hats, you get two for the price of one! Each one-of-a-kind bucket hat is crafted from 100% recycled fabrics and features bright graphic prints and a ragged edge. Designed for older kids, the brim measures roughly 22 inches around.
Lead your rug rats by example with a wide-brim floppy hat of your own. Patagonia’s 100% organic cotton canvas hat is completely reversible and comes in three go-with-everything hues: academic blue, sesame, and earthenware. It comes in small, medium, and large.
Leading photo by nicmcphee on Flickr