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We've designed the ONLY sun hat you'll ever need. It's UPF 50+, packable, waterproof, adjustable in size and has a secret wallet! Read more

Manhattan, NY Fashion
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This project was successfully funded on June 6, 2014.

We've designed the ONLY sun hat you'll ever need. It's UPF 50+, packable, waterproof, adjustable in size and has a secret wallet!

Manhattan, NY Fashion
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HAT BENEFITS

WHY THIS SUN HAT?

 1 - THE HIGHEST PROTECTION RATING (UPF 50+). We sourced the most durable, fashionable & PROTECTIVE materials and worked with a laboratory to ensure and certify that it will protect you from 98% of the most dangerous UV Rays. read more below...

2 - PACKABLE. Why ever travel with another hat? Our hat packs into the size of your underwear! You'll never have the excuse of not having it with you. It can be carried in your handbag!

 3 - WE LOVE NYC! With your help we were able to purchase one of ManHATtan's last hat factories, by purchasing this sun hat you help us grow (which means: protecting manufacturing locally (in NYC), save and grow local manufacturing jobs.

4 - WATERPROOF. You never have to worry about your hat getting wet! Go ahead swim with it on!

5  - THIS HAT WILL LOOK GOOD ON YOU! We've designed this hat to look good on every face shape. 

6ADJUSTABLE SIZING. This hat is one size fits all with a special adjustable sweatband.

7 - BONUS: Secret Wallet. You'll never find yourself walking down the beach without cash, credit card or your hotel key. 

8 - SAVINGS: Direct to You! Luxury, protective sun hats cost between $200-300+ in retails stores. Cheap ones are less expensive and won't last. And that's without the guarantee, NYC production or other benefits! We don't want you to wait another year for you to be able to buy this hat in stores, so we are offering it to you DIRECT at half of the price. 

9 - Backed with our 10 YEAR guarantee! This hat is design and made to last, if at anytime your hat rips, tears or comes apart, send it back and we'll fix it FREE of charge!

THE REWARDS:

BEST DEAL! THE SOLID HAT $99 (60% OFF Retail) *LIMITED

BONUS LIMITED EDITION COLORS:

*The limited edition colors are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis. 

TWO TONE SUN HAT $117 (60% OFF Retail)

WHAT IS UPF?

There are 2 types of ultraviolet rays (UVA & UVB) which wreak havoc on our skin and is present in sunlight.

UVA rays are less powerful, but a small dose of UVA can cause long-term skin damage (aging and can cause skin cancer), even without signs of sunburn. UVB are most associated with sunburns.

UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) tells us how well a fabric protects your skin from these  dangerous UV rays.

WHAT PACKABLE LOOKS LIKE?  

 

THE REWARDS: 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

Dear Satya,

This morning I started to realize why my experience yesterday was profound on so many levels... I desired a hat not just for function but as an accessory for years...I tried on so many looking for one. Nothing. I got frustrated.

Your hat is the equivalent of putting that crown on my head at the end of the journey.

Thank you, Ninna

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Satya, 

I just wanted to let you know that I had the best time today with you and the crew! 

What an unforgettable experience! I loved it! 

I know this is only the beginning of my hat making journey with you! 

-Kim W.  (Kickstarter Backer)

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I received my brand new hat. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

The hat fits perfectly, the hat band is outrageous, the color is wonderful, the hat shaping is great. Tell whoever worked on this hat that it will be cherished immensely, worn with honor of keeping their craft alive and well, and of their hard work in making my perfect hat for me. Thank you again for turning my dreams into reality. 

 - Syliva M. (Kickstarter Backer)

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 "First and foremost, received our hats today and I love my hats. Beautiful craftsmanship and materials and the fit is perfect. Thank you to you and your team for keeping this art alive and in New York"

- Dwayne M. (Kickstarter Backer)

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"We just want to thank you truly and from the bottom of our hearts for this amazing experience, you've made us one very stylish and happy couple! 

The hats are everything we hoped they would be and more, and having Clari narrate their manufacturing process just added another layer of awesome to the whole thing." 

- Valentine F. (Kickstarter Backer)

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 "I absolutely love my new hat. It's beautiful! Thanks again" - Noni W. (Kickstarter Backer)

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"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my hat! Thank you all so much"  -Kathy Z. (Kickstarter Backer)

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"OMG, I love the hat and it looks fabulous on my husband. WOW!!!!"- MaryJoyce R. (Kickstarter Backer)

Risks and challenges

We've been in the industry for past few years and we own our own factory which mitigates the manufacturing challenge and allows for us to cut down lead times and labor costs.

Having said that, we know there can still be hurdles along the way. We'll always share updates with our community about challenges.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • If your headsize is larger than 23-1/2", not to worry!
    At the end of the campaign when we send out the survey it will have an XL option (it too will have an adjustable band) and fit a headsizes between 23-1/2" - 24-1/2".

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    13 backers

    EXCLUSIVE “How to Wear a Hat” PDF with BONUS sun hat protection section. If you ever thought....hats don't look good on me or want more ideas on how to better wear your sun hat this summer...then this is for you. We'll show you: How to find the perfect hat for you, how to care for your hat, and how to travel with a hat.

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    Pledge $99 or more

    552 backers Limited (48 left of 600)

    PLUS EARLY BIRD - SOLID COLOR SUN HAT: Everything above, PLUS our exclusive solid color sun hat with duster bag (40% OFF retail of $255) Choose one solid color sun hat available in 6 fashionable colors. This hat is UPF 50+ which helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It's packable, adjustable sizing and has a secret wallet!

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    Pledge $117 or more

    102 backers

    EARLY BIRD - EXCLUSIVE TWO TONE SUN HAT with duster bag, PDF & Postcards (This is 40% OFF retail of $275) Choose 1 x two-tones sun hat (available in 6 colors). This hat is UPF 50+ which helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It's packable, adjustable sizing and has a secret wallet!

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    Pledge $234 or more

    70 backers

    MOTHER & DAUGHTER HATS: Select 2 sun hats (solid and / or two-tone) with duster bags, PDF, postcards (This is 40% OFF retail of $550). This hat is UPF 50+ which helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It's packable, adjustable sizing and has a secret wallet!

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