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Bucket hats have made a steady comeback in recent years, from practical green for sun protection and camouflage, to sombre black for streetwear, to floral for a bad hair day. Here are our favourite responsibly-made bucket hats from better brands.
Set and forget
In the resurgence of ‘90s fashion in recent years, one strong contender for top spot is the humble bucket hat. Said to be the perfect mix of practical and fashionable, bucket hats are a great go-to for sun protection, accessorising, and hiding bed hair.
Whether the style suits your tastes or not, there’s no denying it is everywhere. And, as with most trends, ultra fast fashion giants like the notorious SHEIN have scooped it up and pumped it out in everything from furry to cat-eared to chequered. But with price tags like £3.50 and material descriptions like “100% polyester” over and over again, it’s clear the conscious consumer can do better.
That’s where these “Good” and “Great” brands creating cool and lower-impact bucket hats come in (when your local second hand shop doesn’t quite deliver). We love the deadstock fluffy number from Lucy & Yak (UK), Girlfriend Collective’s (US) recycled cotton bucket hats, and the black and white check bucket hat from Afends (Australia). Let’s go.