Protect Your Health
Sun protection starts at the top.
Safeguard against wrinkles and harmful sun exposure by wearing a hat whenever you’re outside.
Hats are a perfect complement when worn with UV-filtering sunglasses and broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your face and eyes.
What is UPF 50+ Ultraviolet Protection?
Our hats were sent to the California Polytechnic State University. They were tested at the Textiles Laboratory and came back with glowing reviews. Our hats were tested specifically with the intention of finding out their UV transmittance rate. They scored UPF 50+ (a zero UV transmittance score!)
Factor (UPF) indicates how much UV radiation (both UVB and UVA) a fabric allows to reach your skin. UPF 50+ blocks 98% of the sun's rays and allows only 2% to penetrate, thus reducing your exposure risk significantly.
For the best sun protection:
- Choose a hat with a 3" or larger brim.
- Hats with vents (lattice) will not provide full protection to the open area.
- Water, sand, snow, and pavement can reflect the sun. Use sunglasses and sunscreen with your hat.
- The more skin your clothing covers, the better your protection. Whenever possible, choose loose-fitting, dark-colored, long-sleeve tops and long pants for the ultimate sun protection.
Sun Protective Style Selection
To check a hat's sun defensive abilities, hold it up to the light. If sunlight can be seen through the hat's material, destructive UV radiation can easily penetrate and reach your skin. The tight weave of our hats blocks those harmful rays.
Here are six examples of hats that provide exceptional sun protection due to their 3" or larger brim and the unique weaving technique used by the artisans who create Tula Hats.
We offer four children's styles that are mini-me models of matching adult styles. Children learn by observation, so teach kids to protect their skin by your example!
Tula was started in 1990 and is a woman owned family business located in Austin, Texas.
We have been providing shade one hat at a time.
Tula hats are hand-woven by artisans who have been practicing this traditional style of weaving for hundreds of years.
We are proud to provide products made with renewable resources and minimal packaging.
Tula Hats are known for longevity. With thoughtful handling, storage, and maintenance you can preserve and extend the life of your hat.
We’ve put together a guide to help you enjoy your hat for many seasons, including packing and repair tips.
Fair Trade Federation Member
The Fair Trade Federation is a trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations that make a full commitment to fair trade.