Our Favourite Ethical Hats and Hair Accessories - Good On You
23 Aug

Our Favourite Ethical Hats and Hair Accessories

From berets and bucket hats to hairsticks and straw panamas, hats and hair accessories seem to be everywhere on social media recently – but don’t call it a comeback! Hats and hair accessories are great all year round. They’re a chic complement to any outfit, and some even help to protect your pretty face from the sun.

So, even if you think you’re “not a hat person”, and whether you’re looking for a classic hat to complete your outfit or a cute scrunchie to tie your hair, the Good On You team has got you covered. Here are our favourite ethical hats and hair accessories!

TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great

Hana Headband – Ships internationally

TAMGA Designs is out to prove how colourful and exciting 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®. This headband is the perfect boho accessory to add a little fun to any outfit!

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All the Wild Roses

Rated: Good

Vintage Cotton Bandana – Ships internationally

All the Wild Roses offers bohemian fashion for the dreamers and change makers. The brand uses up to 50% deadstock fabric to create high quality and long-lasting products. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with these authentic vintage cotton bandanas. All the Wild Roses has hand-selected each of one of them for their unique and beautiful old prints.

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Rated: Good

Patagonia P-6 LoPro Trucker Hat – Ships internationally

Do we even need to talk up Patagonia anymore? The brand is a leader in sustainable and ethical fashion (dare I say the OG sustainable fashion brand) and it truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions. This trucker hat is a classic you can’t beat.

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Jack Wolfskin

Rated: Good

Journey Hat – Ships internationally

Another outdoor and sportswear brand, Jack Wolfskin has set good labour policies and traces all of its supply chain. Over two thirds of its products are Bluesign certified and the brand is aiming for 100% certification by 2020. It also uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials (organic cotton, TENCEL, recycled polyester), creates high-quality, long-lasting products, and has a repair program in place. Made of straw, the Journey Hat guarantees a feel-good summer vibe – all while protecting you from the sun.

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SAYA Designs

Rated: Great

Barette Hair Fork – Ships internationally

SAYA Designs creates beautifully unique, handcrafted hair sticks, hair slides and hair forks from wood salvaged from plantations. The brand includes super helpful tips and guides on using all their different products on their website, even for those of us with curls! The Barrette fork shape is for those with a strong sense of style, and SAYA recommends it especially for those with long and thick hair.

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Rated: Great

Olive Malala Scrunchie – Ships internationally

HARA is a clothing label designed for you and our earth collectively. The brand specialises in organic bamboo cotton underwear and loungewear, with its vibrant colours achieved naturally with turmeric, indigo, and madder root plants. The Malala Scrunchie is made from offcuts, and 100% of the profits go to The Malala Fund.

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Rated: Good

Classic Felt Fedora – Ships internationally

Pachacuti is a small business which works to empower rural women in Ecuador who are socially, economically, and geographically marginalised. The brand offers sustainable and Fairtrade panama hats, with an emphasis on slowing the fashion cycle. This classic wool fedora is perfect for both the city and the country!

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Rated: Good

The Beret – Ships internationally

If you’re still looking to achieve that ethical Parisienne look then this beret is perfect. It’s made from faux suede consisting of 80% pre-consumer waste polyester and 20% polyurethane. But there’s nothing fake about Fauxgerty’s range of womenswear. Fauxgerty rescues deadstock fabric and turns it into timeless wardrobe staples. All their clothes are made in Tennessee, Alabama, and California, by people earning a living wage.

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(re)vision society

Rated: Good

Thinking Cap – Ships internationally

(re)vision society is a slow fashion brand and creative studio from the UK, working on projects that inspire people to question the way things are made and consumed. All the items are handcrafted in the UK, and the brand only sources off-cut materials from London factories that were destined for landfill or incineration. (re)vision society has also taken substantial action to limit its environmental impact throughout the manufacturing, producing, and delivery phases. The Thinking Cap is made-to-order, and is tailored entirely out of luxury materials saved from menswear production that would otherwise have ended up as waste.

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Plant Faced

Rated: Good

Plant Faced Beanie – Ships internationally

Streetwear without sweatshops – that’s the motto of this 100% plant-based, ethical, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free streetwear apparel brand. Plant Faced uses 100% vegan materials as well as some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton, and it creates high-quality, long-lasting products. Rock this classic super comfy beanie on cooler days knowing you are doing no harm to our animal friends.

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G Viteri

Rated: Good

Churro Fringe Hat – Ships internationally

G Viteri produces ethical handmade hats, bags, and scarves in Ecuador using traditional methods and local materials. It minimises the use of packaging and uses packaging from 100% post-consumer waste materials. The brand uses some eco-friendly materials, including traditional toquilla straw, like in this gorgeous Churro Fringe Hat.

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Lucy and Yak

Rated: Good

Travis Bucket Hat – Ships internationally

Channel your inner Cardi B with this reversible linen and cotton bucket hat! British brand Lucy and Yak stands out with its handmade and fun collection. The brand uses eco-friendly materials including recycled polyester and organic cotton in their clothes and packaging, and makes a point of visiting their suppliers in Northern India to ensure everyone is being treated fairly.

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Editor's note

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