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10 Jun

Our Favourite More Ethical and Sustainable Hats and Hair Accessories

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Whether you’re looking for a classic hat or colourful hair scarf, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favourite more ethical and sustainable hats and hair accessories.

Hats and hair accessories from “Good” and “Great” brands

From beanies and bucket hats to precious hair scarves and festival panamas, hats and hair accessories seem to be everywhere on social media recently—but don’t call it a comeback. Accessorising is great all year round, especially if they’re more ethical and sustainable hair accessories. They’re a chic complement to any outfit, and some even help to protect your lovely face from the sun.

So, even if you’re “not a hat person,” below you can find a treasure trove of more sustainable finds including a gorgeous take on the head-scarf revival and cute, quick-drying scrunchies. But, if turns out you are a hat person, we’ve got you covered with everything from traditional staple pieces to eccentric must-have finds. With that, we hope you enjoy.

Hats

Afends

Rated: Good
Someone in cap by Afends.

Hemp 6 Panel Cap – Ships internationally from Australia

Afends is an Australia-based fashion brand leading the way in organic hemp fashion, using renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact. The Hemp 6 Panel Cap was made for the minimalist. Constructed from lightweight hemp canvas, this hat will stay nice and sturdy on your head no matter what comes your way.

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Plant Faced Clothing

Rated: Good
Plant Faced organic beanie in oat

Plant Faced Organic Beanie in Oat – Ships internationally from the UK

Streetwear without the sweatshops, that’s the motto of this British 100% vegan and cruelty-free streetwear apparel brand that is all about promoting a new wave of consciousness that supports the non-harming or exploitation of any beings in fashion production. Rock this classic super comfy, vegan beanie on cooler days knowing you’re doing no harm to our animal friends.

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HYER GOODS

Rated: Good
Someone in Better Beanie by HYER GOODS.

Better Beanie in Rust – Ships internationally from the US

HYER GOODS is an NY-based, leather goods label that curates hand-made products by upcycling “trash”. Bringing you a revamped beanie 2.0, its Better Beanie is locally made in NYC, using upcycled luxury leftovers from local waste. Coming soon in three limited edition colours by popular demand, it’s naturally breathable, insulating, and durable, made from 100% Italian merino wool. All without getting plastics involved.

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Good
woman wearing grey recycled bucket hat by Girlfriend Collective

Cove Bucket Hat – Ships internationally from the US

Girlfriend Collective creates minimal, luxury clothes made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses lower-impact materials like recycled polyester as well as lower-impact, non-toxic dyes and is fully OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. Get your head in and around this staple bucket hat made from recycled and organic cotton.

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WAWWA

Rated: Good
WAWWA burnt orange bucket hat.

Bucket Hat – Ships internationally from the UK

Offers

Three persons posing in WAWWA thsirts

WAWWA – t-shirts

Organic t-shirts, printed to order in Manchester. Buy three t-shirts or more and save £10 per t-shirt (Ends: 3 JUN)

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UK brand WAWWA aims to make clothing that puts the Earth and its inhabitants first by creating organic, fair trade, and vegan-friendly clothing with a positive social impact. It uses lower-impact materials including recycled materials, lower-impact non-toxic dyes, and reuses its offcuts to minimise textile waste. Crafted from waxed cotton with a matte finish, the Bucket Hat comes in seven funky colours to keep you dry in style.

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Happy Earth

Rated: Good
Someone wearing hat by Happy Earth.

White Fir Hat – Ships internationally from the US

Happy Earth Apparel is a US organic clothing brand that works to give back, inspired by nature and dedicated to preserving it. This B Corp certified brand makes the planet a better place with every purchase. Through its partnerships with non-profits and Happy Earth ambassadors, it’s planting trees, fighting climate change, and cleaning up trash. Its hats like the White Fir Hat are working to make unsustainable headwear a thing of the past. Made from certified, responsibly-grown organic cotton, this unisex staple is perfect for any activity.

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The Common Good Company

Rated: Great
man wearing red beanie made from recycled materials by The Common Good Company

Rex 100% Recycled Beanie Tomato – Ships internationally from Australia

The Common Good Company produces clothing using recycled materials, proving that there is not only a better way to produce but a better way to consume. This bright red beanie is made from REPREVE® yarn which is spun from 100% recycled water bottles.

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tentree

Rated: Good
Ethical festival hat by tentree

Festival Hat – Ships internationally from Canada

Whether it’s festival season, camping season, or cosy season, this recycled wool hat is an every season kind of thing. Made from 100% recycled wool, it features an unstructured round brim and minimal cork brand detail. tentree is a Canadian responsible lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased.

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Unrecorded

Rated: Good
Someone in Beanie by Unrecorded.

Beanie in Sand – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Responsibly-made in Ponte, Portugal, Unrecorded’s Beanie in Sand is cool and snug in all the best ways. Made from 100% extra fine mulesing-free merino wool, this piece can be found in green, sand, and navy. Unrecorded is an independent clothing brand from the Netherlands that represents a new wave of unisex brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast fashion. Unrecorded is passionate about style, and produces a variety effortless pieces for all your wardrobe needs.

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Dazey LA

Rated: It's A Start
Someone in Bucket hat by Dazey LA.

Dazey Daisy Bucket Hat – Ships internationally from the US

Dazey LA is an art apparel and accessories brand that features hand-drawn designs inspired by ’70s posters and vintage graphic art, like on this funky Dazey Daisy Bucket Hat.

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Kampos

Rated: Good

Bao Hat – Ships internationally from Italy

Kampos is a luxurious Italian brand that believes in creating a world with integrity and conscience now and for future generations. The brand aims to raise awareness of over-fishing and marine pollution and offers consumers unique pieces, like this Bao Hat, that are made of recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets, and other lower-impact organic fabrics.

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Dedicated

Rated: Great
Someone in bucket hat by dedicated.

Bucket Hat Tie Dye Blue – Ships internationally from Sweden

If you love a great graphic print, Swedish label Dedicated has you covered, from head to toe. Dedicated is a responsible streetwear brand for men, women, and children. All cotton used in its pieces are 100% organic and most are Fairtrade-certified, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style.

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NIKIN

Rated: Good
Nikin Beanie

Treeanie Folded Sleek Beanie in Turquoise – Ships internationally from Switzerland

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wear their morals, look no further. Not only is a tree planted every time you purchase a NIKIN product, you also get to show your tree pride. Made more ethically in Poland, this folded sleek beanie can be found in an array of colours, including this soft turquoise, so you can look great and keep your head warm.

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Komodo @ Staiy

Rated: Good
Komodo bucket hat.

Bucky Reversible Unisex Hat– Ships internationally from the UK

UK-based brand Komodo puts people and the planet first with its responsibly-sourced and more sustainable range of menswear and womenswear. The label uses some lower-impact materials, including GOTS-certified cotton and hemp, and ensures that most of its suppliers pay a living wage to their workers. The brand’s bucky hat is the essential season accessory. This versatile piece is made from lower-impact fibres to fit with all your summer vibes.

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Shop Komodo @ Staiy.

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Vitamin A

Rated: Good
Woman in woven sustainable bucket hat by Vitamin A

Cannes Bucket Hat – Ships internationally from the US

Simply a stunner. Skip the sunburn and look good in this cute handwoven recycled straw bucket hat. Made locally in California, Vitamin A’s collections of swimwear and loungewear use a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including recycled nylon. The brand also uses a waterless process to print its designs with, reducing its chemical and water usage.

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Underprotection

Rated: Good
Someone in bucket hat by Underprotection.

Tenna Bucket Hat in Corn – Ships worldwide from Denmark

Underprotection’s fun take on the classic bucket hat is serving all the sweetness for this summer. What’s even cooler is that the hat is made in the same material as the brand’s swimwear, which means it will dry fast in case of getting wet. As always, this Danish brand seamlessly combines ethics and aesthetics, creating underwear, loungewear, and swimwear from more responsible materials like recycled polyester and organic cotton.

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Pop My Way

Rated: Good

Hat in Oatmeal – Ships internationally from the UK

Pop My Way is a GOTS certified brand that features mix and match baby essentials that are designed to "pop" onto the garment. This UK brand's modular and versatile designs take the stress out of getting your little one dressed with mix and match elements you can switch in and out for ease or occasion.

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Mini Rodini

Rated: Good
Mini Rodini Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap – Ships internationally from Sweden

Mini Rodini offers more sustainable baby and kids clothes, accessories, and more. It is certified by OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. This adorable baseball cap is perfect for any warm weather occasion.

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Hair accessories

TAMGA Designs

Rated: Good
Someone in scarf by Tamga Designs.

Eden Scarf – Ships internationally from Canada

TAMGA Designs is out to prove how colourful and exciting more sustainable fashion can be, serving up gorgeous, flowy designs that will glide you into warmer weather with poise and grace. TAMGA offers a range of tops, skirts, dresses, and accessories made from 100% Micro TENCEL™ and ECOVERO™. The luxe Eden Scarf adds a touch of romance and charm to any outfit. Wear it around the hair, tie it on your neck, or loop it on a bag for a pop of colour.

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Jyoti – Fair Works

Rated: Good
Someone in headband by Jyoti.

Headband SUREKHA Light Blue – Ships within Europe from Germany

For those living in Europe, you’re lucky enough to be able to get your hands on the beautiful 100% GOTS cotton products created by Jyoti. Truly embodying more responsible practices, this German company provides employment for people from marginalised or disadvantaged groups in India. This fine headband constructed from fabric remnants is your perfect companion for cold and warm days.

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éclipse

Rated: Great
eclipse unisex headband in aqua

Unisex Headband in Aqua – Ships internationally from the US

éclipse creates climate control UPF 50+ clothing essentials and accessories to help keep the whole family sunsafe. It manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint, and its entire product range is vegan. This unisex, more sustainable headband is made in small batches in Colorado and comes in lots of colours for the whole family.

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Miakoda

Rated: Good
Sustainable hair scrunchies by Miakoda

The Zero Waste Scrunchie – Ships internationally from the US

Sometimes, you just need a good scrunchie to spice up your life. Miakoda’s Zero Waste Scrunchie does just that and more, extending the life of fabric scraps that would otherwise end up in landfills. This hair accessory is created during the cutting process of the brand’s garment production.

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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
Someone in scarf by Mila.vert.

Tencel Scarf and Face Cover – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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Mila.Vert – Sale

Discover capsule wardrobe hero pieces to complement your style, including 100% organic cotton favourites. Get up to 50% off sample sale. (Ends: 5 JUN)

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Classy, timeless, and responsible. This minimalist scarf will become your new staple. It comes in a square shape with clean edges and is made from a fine, super soft, silky grey fabric that makes it a joy to wear. It can be worn either as a regular scarf, headscarf, or even as a face covering—the options are endless. The scarf is made from cupro, a more responsible material produced from cotton waste within a closed-loop system.

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Elle Evans

Rated: Good
Woman in sustainable scrunchie by Elle Evans

Moss Scrunchie Three Pack – Ships internationally from Australia

Enjoy the little things. Keep your locks in check both in and out of the water with these quick-drying scrunchies made from the brand’s leftover recycled nylon fabric. Founded in 2013, Elle Evans Swimwear creates beautiful swimwear and activewear for people who care about fashion and the future. The brand uses post-consumer waste fabrics and traces all of its supply chain.

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Luna + Sun

Rated: Good
Luna+Sun Scrunchies

Ahimsa Scrunchie – Ships internationally from Australia

Luna + Sun is an Australian, cruelty-free fashion line creating gorgeous feminine designs. Its factory is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, and its products are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified.

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Anekdot

Rated: Good
Passion Hair Ties 6 pack from Anekdot

Hair Ties – Ships internationally from Germany

Featuring knot closure that won’t rip your hair, get these minimal Hair Ties crafted from high quality cutting room scraps in soft pink, bright red, and burgundy. More responsibly made in Berlin using lower-impact materials, Anekdot offers this essential pack in a set of six.

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