two happy grils and a happy boy wearing flap happy swimwear and hats posing on the beach

Commitment to
Children's Wear

Cactus dress in black, a leopard dress, pastel pink gingham dress, floral dress with blue back ground dress

UPF 50+ Lumi Long Sleeve Dress

Available in four adorable prints. Sizes 12m thru 8
3 kids standing in the sand holding up water bottles. Girl 1 wearing pineapple print bathing suit and hat. Girl 2 is wearing a leopard and flower print bathing suit and hat. Boy on right wearing matching blue island bucket hat, shirt and shorts.

Sustainable & UPF 50+

Swimwear & Hats Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles!
Face masks of various Flap Happy prints laid out on a large beach wood on the beach with blue ocean behind.

Face Masks and Gloves for Adults, Tweens & Kids!

UPF 50+, super-soft & reusable
Kids wearing flap happy products from Spring/Summer 2023 at the beach.

Spring/Summer 2023

New Arrivals

Sept. 13, 2022


Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control in our Los
Angeles neighborhood, most of our products in our online store are currently unavailable for purchase.

We are heartbroken about this, as in our 34 years in business, we have never had to close for any reason.

Feel free to email us at and we would be happy to refer you to a retailer that may have the product you are looking for.

We appreciate your understanding, patience and continued support during this time.

We do not have a reopening date set yet but as we get updates, we will post here, so be sure to check back!

To find an authorized Flap Happy® retailer near you, simply use below to find one nearest you! International Customers, please contact us via the "contact us" page to direct you to an authorized Flap Happy® retailer near your area.

If you're a store and would like to carrier the line, follow the instructions on "Wholesale" page to get started!

Laurie, owner, sitting down with her daughter and soon all wearing flap happy hats

Over 33 years of fun in the sun


Flap Happy was founded by designer Laurie Lipson Snyder, a Malibu native and mother of four. Laurie started the business with an idea for a hat that would protect her children's faces and necks from the sun after she was diagnosed with skin cancer.

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Flap Happy products use materials from recycled plastic bottles, Eco-friendly quick-dry fabrics, which are breathable, and offer UPF 50+ sun protection.

little girl wearing a flap happy swimwear and hat in fantasea mermaid and little boy wearing swimwear and upf 50+ hat in sharky on the beach holding hands

Why Flap Happy?

Flap Happy is made for play! Practical for all outdoor activities and featuring fun and vibrant colors, your little ones will be stylish anywhere the sun is shining. Many of our hats include an elastic band or ties for a secure and comfy fit. Don’t forget to protect with swimwear - ideal for a quick splash in the pool or day out playing in the sand.

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older girl wearing a swim hat and swimsuit in lual palms at the beach holding a coconut drink

What is UPF 50+?

UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ is the highest UV protection certification available which blocks 97.5%+ of cancer-causing, UV rays. At Flap Happy, our products are made with chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection reducing UVA/UVB sun exposure risk significantly.

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boy wearing flap happy at the beach holding two water bottles

Why Eco-friendly?

Our sustainably made swimwear and swim hats offer the same chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection as our Original Flap Happy Hats. Made from recycled plastic bottles, our REPREVE®, fabric is quick-dry and breathable! Protect your kids from the sun’s harsh UV rays today while creating a better tomorrow for them and our planet.

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