• LAUNCH: Sunhats on YouTube

    LAUNCH: Sunhats on YouTube

    We have launched the Emthunzini Sunhats YouTube channel showcasing our first ‘How to’ videos.

    These helpful videos show how to reshape, wash, pack and fit your Emthunzini Hats

    Most of our hats carry the CANSA Seal of Recognition swing tag which means that 98% of our hats are endorsed by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). They are fashionable, colourful and stylish  - suitable for all occasions.

    ‘How to’ videos include:

    • How to Reshape your Sun Hats
      How to your Women's and Men's Sunhats.How to your Women's and Men's Sunhats.

      • How to Spot Clean your Women's and Men's Sunhats.
      • How to Wash your Sun Hat.
      • How to Pack your Soft Sun Hats.
      • How to Pack Crushable Style Emthunzini Hats.
      • How to Achieve the Perfect Sun Hat Fit.
      • How to Use our Handy Phone Cleaner - A gift with every online hat purchase!

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        Watch and comment, we value your input.

        For further information on fabric types and care, cleaning, washing and to purchase the right size hat go to www.sunhats.co.za. 

        Any queries please email us on gilly@sunhats.co.za  or via Facebook – www.facebook.com/sunhats/ and Twitter @sunhatsza.

        Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator
      1. Photos: Emthunzini Sun Hats Travel Around the World

        Photos: Emthunzini Sun Hats Travel Around the World

        We love receiving stories and photos from around the world showing happy people in their Emthunzini sun hats. Thank you to all of you who sent photographs to us.

        No matter where you are in the world or what season, it is important to remain protected from the sun throughout the day.

        Why travel with our sun hats?

        We encourage traveling with our Emthunzini Hats as most of our hats are endorsed by The Cancer Association of South Africa CANSA [link CANSA page for Sunhats] offering the assurance of protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

        What makes traveling with our hats so easy?

        Emthunzini Hats are mostly crushable and washable making them easy travel companions.

        How to pack your hat?

        For those hats that are crushable simply push the crown of the hat straight down to flatten out the hat and lay flat in your suitcase so that it won't get folded or creased.

        How to wash your hat while traveling?

        Check the tag on your hat to see the recommended cleaning instructions.

        How to reshape your hat?

        To reshape the dents in your hat, if you are able to, steam the hat lightly followed by a hairdryer, reshape the rim with your fingers and then air dry or leave in the sun.

        Photos and testimonials from happy travelers with their sun hats:

        Sun hats around the world

        “Me in my Gilly at the helm and Jane in her Breton. Jane wraps her sarong around her hat when swimming to the boat from the beach, very handy on a wider brim hat!” Carol, Skiathos, Greece.

        Sunhats around the world Emthunzini Hats around the world

        “I recently returned from a wonderful holiday cruising the Mediterranean. These photographs were taken in Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian Coast. Also one leaving on the ship. I was very glad to have the sunhat, not used to having hot sunshine. Best Wishes.” Rosemary Wermyss, UK.

        Sun hats at Addo Elephant National Park

        “My Mom and I on the Sundays River near Addo Elephant National Park. Spot the red Sydney sun hat on this beautiful winters day.” Bronwen, Cape Town via Instagram @sunhatsza 

        Sun hat at 12 Apostles Hotel in Cape Town

        “Glad I brought my Emthunzini Hat for my sunny stay at The Twelve Apostles (even in winter).” Kathy Brady.

        Sun hats in Kenya

        “Embracing the low season in Watamu (Kenya); rain or shine, gloomy or sunny, I’m game.” Grendel, Canada via Instagram. @sunhatsza

        Send your sun hat images to us. We would love to hear from you. Email: gilly@sunhats.co.za or post on our Facebook page, use #emthunzinihats on Instagram or tweet us @sunhatsza.

        Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator
      2. Featured Top Hat: Sienna

        Featured Top Hat: Sienna

        In 2015 we launched a new selection of hats in a range called the E-Collection.

        The E-Collection is the finest collection of Emthunzini fashion hats, specifically designed for those occasions when you need to take your style up a notch. They compliment the already established line of mostly crushable, washable UPF50+ hats.

        This month we feature the Sienna top sunhat. Named after our newest grandchild, this chic medium size brim hat is made from 100% natural fibre and is  available in two colour tones, charcoal and light brown. The thick, waxed cord with trim finishes the look.

        To find out more about other top hats in the E-Collection range or to order the Sienna online, click on the following link:


        Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator
      3. VIDEO: Why Sun Hats and Sunscreen Help Prevent Skin Cancer

        VIDEO: Why Sun Hats and Sunscreen Help Prevent Skin Cancer

        Did you know that South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia (for Caucasians). Skin cancer is also one of the most common cancers.

        The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) shared this informative video to help explain why we need to wear sun hats, sun protective clothing and sunscreen to help minimize the risk of skin cancer throughout the year.

        Here are some further useful skin cancer protection tips from CANSA:

        1. Use an effective sunscreen - Be sure to use a sunscreen with a SPF of between 30 and 50 if you have fair to very fair skin. Don’t use sunscreen that has been opened and used for more than a year. Sunscreen generally expires after two years.
        2. Apply sunscreen correctly - It’s important to know the best SPF for your skin-type. Apply 20 minutes before you go outside and re-apply at least every two to three hours.

        3. Wear a hat and other sun protective clothing - Buy sunsmart apparel - look out for CANSA’s swing tags & SunSmart Choice logo on sun hats and clothing. Wear sunglasses with a UV protection rating of UV400.

        4. Educate & protect children - Our youth should take special precaution when spending time in the sun – two blistering burns before the age of 18 can dramatically increase the risk of getting skin cancer later in life. Parents and schools need to play an increasingly important role in educating our youth.

        Most of our Emthunzini Hats carry the UPF50+ swing ticket and SunSmart Choice logo symbolising they are endorsed by CANSA and therefore offer the assurance of protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

        Posted by Carol Olive
      4. 2016 Father's Day Mens Hat Competition

        2016 Father's Day Mens Hat Competition

        Our 2016 Father's Day mens hat competition starts on the 6 June and closes at the end of Father's Day on 19 June.

        To enter fill in your details on our website and answer this easy question: How many colours are there in the washable, crushable, adjustable Safari hat range?

        Three lucky winners will receive a Safari hat in a colour of their choice.

        The Safari hat offers UPF50+ protection from the harmful rays of the sun and is endorsed by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

        Our Safari hat is made from 50% polyester and 50% cotton fabrics and is hand washable. The hat is available in eight colours. It's also suitable to both men and women.


        Enter and enjoy!

        Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator