It’s that time of year when we all need to brush up on our sun protection skills. After months of grey skies and cold temperatures, the warm sun feels like a long-awaited gift, but it must be handled cautiously. Especially in the ‘shoulder’ seasons like May/June and September/October, when it doesn’t seem as hot, the sun can still be harmful. Wearing a hat is an effective and stylish way to keep your face protected, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite hats from the sustainable fashion world. These cover a broad range of styles and uses, so find what works best for you.
Janessa Leoné is a high-end accessories brand based in Los Angeles, but there is more to the price tag than just a name. These hats are handmade in the U.S., using carefully-sourced quality materials. The panama straw hats take 8-10 hours each to finish, using toquilla straw grown in Ecuador. They are meant to last a lifetime, if cared for properly. Being weather-resistant, they also provide natural UV protection. And, of course, straw is entirely biodegradable, which we love. Prices start at $147.