Care for Your Emthunzini Sun Hat

 

Material Type Material & Fibre Detail UPF50+ Travel Friendly Crush Resistant Hand Washable, Colourfast Spot Clean Hard-wearing, Durable Handle With Love
Flexibraid®
Flexibraid® is an innovative fabric unique to our brands. It is colourfast, washable, packable and so lightweight you'll forget you're wearing a hat!
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Polyester Knit
The tight knit of the Polyester materials create a soft, supple hat that is easy to wear and can be washed by hand in cold water. The material is also colourfast.
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Polybraid
Threads of durable Polyester fibre are woven together to form a braid, and then stitched together to create the Polybraid hat. Crush-resistant, breathable and ideal for travel.
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Cotton A breathable, sustainable material ideal for making bucket and children's hats. Durable and easy to clean. Offers excellent UV protection
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Natural Fibre
Reeds & Grasses 
Reeds and grasses are renewably harvested and dyed before being woven into a braid. This braid is then stitched together to create the hat. 
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Madagascan Raffia
Handcrafted
Beautifully crafted from the finest sustainably harvested Madagascan Raffia material. Each piece is handwoven and crafted by skilled artisans, which makes our Raffia hats not only stylish but also unique. **
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Lycra and Microfibre
Quick drying, durable material. Chlorine resistant, ideal for hours spent in the pool
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Suede

Soft to the touch and ideal for cooler weather

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Felt
100% Wool

Perfect for cooler months, yet lightweight enough to wear all year round
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** In order to achieve UPF50+, a lining may be necessary. Styles with short brims, and visors, are not CANSA approved and we therefore do not promote them as such.


CLEANING

There is a tag on each hat that has cleaning instructions. We recommend hand wash in cold water using a mild liquid hand soap or spot wash where indicated. Air dry. Do not use bleach, Woolite® and do not dry clean. Gently steam to remove any creases or wrinkles.
 

How to wash & pack:
Hand washable and Crush-resistant

  • Select styles are hand washable, and can be shaped with ease while drying
  • We recommend you hand wash your hat in cold water using a mild liquid hand soap to clean the dirty area
  • To dry, air dry outside or use a hairdryer on a cool setting to dry and shape your hat
  • These sun hat styles are durable, crush-resistant and ideal for travel 
  • Hand washable fabrics can get wet without damage to the weave, making them ideal for travel!
  • To pack these styles, push the crown of the hat straight down to flatten out the hat. Lay flat in your suitcase so that it won't get folded or creased 
  • Gently steam your hat to remove any creases or wrinkles

 

> SHOP PACKABLE, TRAVEL-FRIENDLY SUN HATS

  

How to wash & pack:
Spot clean only and natural fibres

  • Generally; handwoven Raffia, Natural Fibre and non-colourfast styles should be spot cleaned without submerging in water
  • We recommend you spot clean the dirty area with a wet wipe, or a damp cloth only
  • Handle with care when packing, these hats are not crushable. Although their natural materials are durable, spot cleaning and handling with care ensures they last even longer and keep their stylish shape
  • To pack these styles, pack your clothes around the edges of your case leaving the middle of your case free for your hat. Place your hat upside down inside your case, and put scarves and other soft accessories inside the hat
  • Gently steam your hat to remove any creases or wrinkles
  • View some packing examples here on our Pinterest board

 


PACKING

Ideal for travelling! You can pack and flatten most of our hats into your suitcase or backpack and they simply bounce back on arrival.

Refer to the swing tag, above fabric features and care chart, or watch our packing videos!

  • Crush Resistant: Push the crown of the hat straight down to flatten out the hat. Lay flat in your suitcase so that it won't get folded or creased
  • Crushable & Foldable Soft sun hats: Some styles can be stuffed in your bag, and you're ready to go
  • Handle with Care: Select styles that should be handled with care can still be packed, but should never be squashed. To pack these styles, pack your clothes around the edges of your case leaving the middle of your case free for your hat. Place your hat upside down inside your case, and put scarves and other soft accessories inside the hat

Watch these videos for handy packing tips, and how to re-shape your hat after travelling. 

  


DISCLAIMER: Whist we make every effort to truthfully display the exact colours of hats in our range, colours may vary due to the media of advertising in the website and/or catalogue and in printing the catalogue. We will not accept any liability in respect of incorrect colour choices being made. If you are in any doubt as to the the exact colours please contact us.