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