Flap Happy was founded over 30 years ago by designer Laurie Lipson Snyder, a Malibu native and mother of four.
After Laurie was diagnosed with skin cancer at a young age, she started the business with the purpose of shielding her children’s faces and necks from the sun’s harmful UV rays with a protective hat that no other company in the marketplace was offering. Flap Happy is best known as the go-to company for baby & children’s sun hats, with rave reviews about their excellent fit, quality and variety of options.
Long time pioneers of UV protective baby and children’s wear, Flap Happy has never wavered in its commitment to the health of children, the earth, and protecting future generations. They are pleased to announce their sustainable swimwear and swim hats are made from recycled plastic bottles!
This specialty recycled fabric starts with post-consumer plastic bottles which are washed and chopped into flakes, then melted and formed into chips, which are melted again and made into fibers. This innovative fabrication also offers UPF 50+ sun protection without any chemical additives. Each item Flap Happy makes from recycled plastic bottles recycles 4 plastic bottles on average.
For Flap Happy, this was a no brainer. “We like to think that we're saving the earth and its children, one swim hat at a time”.
The Original Flap Happy UPF 50+ Flap Hat is the hat that started it all! Flap Happy is now much more than hats, offering UPF 50+ protective swimwear and headwear styles, as well as playwear & dresses! Featuring basic solids, vibrant colors and playful prints for both boys and girls, Flap Happy’s line is available in sizes for infants, toddlers, and kids. Choose the sun hat experts, protecting babies and kids for over 30 years!
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