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Emthunzini hats – Not any hat will do

February 3, 2020 Word for Word Media 0Comment

We take a deeper look at sun protection and why you and your family should wear a certified UPF50+ sun hat not only in summer, but all year round to help prevent sun-damaged skin.

Wearing a sun hat is the best way to provide instant shade coverage for your face and neck. However, not all hats offer the same amount of UV protection for your skin. How do you choose the right hat that not only looks good, but also protects you from the sun?

Emthunzini UPF50+ sun hats 

Emthunzini UPF50+ sun hats were the first hats to have been awarded the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Seal of Recognition, symbolising that our products offer the assurance of protection against the harmful effects of the sun. 

Emthunzini sun hats that carry the UPF50+ swing tag and internal fabric label have been specially tested and verified as meeting CANSA’s strict UPF50+ requirements.

What is UPF? 

Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a numerical rating given to clothing to indicate how effectively the fabric blocks ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The highest UPF rating a garment can be assigned is UPF50+, a product that provides “excellent” protection from UV radiation.

Emthunzini UPF50+ sun hats block out 97,5% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, protecting your face, scalp and neck from sun damage. Unlike SPF sunscreen that needs to be re-applied to be effective, a UPF50+ sun hat can be worn all day with confidence. 

Over 70 styles to choose from

With over 70 styles to choose from in a wide range of colours and shapes for men and women, the Emthunzini sun protective headwear collections cater for all face shapes and head sizes. 

Our collections include hats made from sustainably sourced Madagascan Raffia, as well our as Evoke Australia collection of golf hats designed specifically for golf enthusiasts, featuring a unique internal magnet and golf ball marker badge.

Remember, children burn much faster than adults. Designed for outdoor play using clever fabrics, our children’s sun hats are cute, durable and hand-washable with sizes ranging from six months to 12-years-old.

Practising a sun-safe lifestyle also means wearing your sun hat on cloudy days, applying your broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen daily, and covering up your back and shoulders when at the beach or enjoying the outdoors. 

For more info on our sun protective headwear, visit or follow us on Instagram @sunhatsza.

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