Stylish Sun Protection ☀️

If you need us over the next few months, catch us outside—soaking up all the sunshine! But of course, we’ll be responsibly rocking our bucket hats, too, for that added protection. If you’re in the market for your own, keep reading!

We’ve found eight sustainable bucket hats that are sewn with eco-friendly materials in fair and safe working conditions. With a range of colors, styles, and prices, there’s one here that’s sure to keep you cool and calm all season long.

While you’re getting ready for spring and summer, check out our favorite sustainable sunhats, ethical swimwear, and spring capsule picks!

1. Big Bud Press

Made In | California Sustainable Materials | 100 percent cotton corduroy & nontoxic dyes Our Pick | Big Bud Bucket Hat ($50) Price Range | $50

For every color you can imagine, check out Big Bud Press’ Big Bud Bucket Hat. There are a whopping eighteen signature colors to pick from, including a tie-dye one aptly named “Rainbow Magic Waters.” All are made with cotton corduroy that’s been cut and sewn in California and dyed with nontoxic and low impact inks. Pro-tip: If you like a sturdier brim, you’ll definitely love this sustainable bucket hat.

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2. Lisa Says Gah

Made In | US & Indonesia Sustainable Materials | 100 percent cotton & biodegradable inks Our Pick | Britt Bucket Hat ($55) Price Range | $51–$55

Lisa Says Gah partners with independent women designers around the globe to bring you the best in eclectic and effortless fashion. You can find two versions of bucket hats here, one from Holiday the Label made in Bali or our favorite, the Britt Bucket Hat crafted in the heart of San Francisco. Choose from eight whimsical patterns, all of which are printed digitally using 100 percent biodegradable inks. We say, pick one up before they’re gone. 😎

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3. Girlfriend Collective

Made In | Taiwan & Vietnam Sustainable Materials | Recycled & organic cotton Our Pick | Cove Bucket Hat ($38) Price Range | $38

For the quintessential bucket hat, look no further than Girlfriend Collective. Available in two sizes and two colors (white and agave), this hat works for any setting or style. It’s designed with recycled cotton scraps mixed with organic cotton, each saving 100 gallons of water throughout the production process. They’re responsibly made by WRAP-certified factories in Taiwan and Vietnam. And it’s 100 percent biodegradable!

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4. KkCo

Made In | California Sustainable Materials | 100 percent cotton canvas Our Pick | Gardener Hat ($115) Price Range | $110–$115

Hot girl summer? More like cool girl summer in KkCo’s Gardner and Vacationer hats. These stylish bucket hats are produced in-house in Los Angeles to avoid mass production and waste. The tie-dye hats in particular are hand-dyed with playful and unique color palettes that are truly all your own. Our top pick is the Gardener Hat, thanks to its extra-wide brim and paracord for that perfectly protected fit every time.

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5. Patagonia

Made In | Taiwan & China Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton, hemp, recycled & fair trade materials Our Pick | Reversible Island Hemp Bucket Hat ($45) Price Range | $29–$55

Get the whole family ready for some sunshine with Patagonia’s line of Fair Trade certified bucket hats—perfect for all genders and ages! Each hat is ethically and responsibly made in Taiwan and China, using recycled nylon, hemp, and organic cotton. We love the variety of colors and patterns, especially the reversible hat for switching up styles without spending twice.

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6. United By Blue

Made In | China Sustainable Materials | 100 percent organic cotton Our Pick | Organic Bucket Hat ($28) Price Range | $28

For every product purchased, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from the ocean. To date, the team has removed more than three and a half million pounds of waste, an impressive feat. That’s incentive enough to pick up one of their organic bucket hats! Available in two colors, khaki and steel gray, this one-size hat is ideal for outdoor walks, dinner dates, and even yard work. Plus, you can tilt the brim up or down depending on your preferred level of protection.

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7. WAWWA Clothing

Made In | The UK Sustainable Materials | Recycled denim & fibers, recycled polyester, cotton Our Pick | Dry Waxed Bucket Hat ($62) Price Range | £38–£42

Located in Manchester, WAWWA Clothing is a certified social enterprise that prioritizes organic and recycled fabrics, climate-neutral practices, and plant-based packaging whenever possible. Alongside zero waste and recycled beanies, you can find dry-waxed cotton and recycled denim bucket hats that are sure to impress. Each comes with a concealed pocket for smaller items, making it a must-have for rainy days or long walks.

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8. Hempnath

Made In | Nepal Sustainable Materials | Hemp, cotton, & recycled PVC Our Pick | Chaya Bucket Hat (£23) Price Range | £23

Started by three Nepali founders in the UK, Hempnath is an eco-conscious and ethical brand working to provide jobs in their motherland. Inspired by their ancestors who’ve been growing hemp for centuries, the team uses hemp and natural materials to create artisan-made goods from bags and backpacks to bucket hats. The Chaya (which means shade and shadow) is a natural insulator, which means you’ll stay cool and dry all season long. Hempnath offers worldwide delivery.

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