Eco-friendly Fabric
Quick Dry, Breathable &
Offers UPF 50+

Infant, Toddler & Kids
Hats, Swimwear & Play

Eco-Friendly Fabric
Made from
Recycled Plastic Bottles

FUN in the SUN
With UPF 50+ Protection

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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.


Why Eco-friendly?

Our Eco-friendly girls swimwear and swim hats offer the same chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection as our Original Flap 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.


What is UPF 50+?

Very similar to the SPF ratings on sunscreen, a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is a rating given to a garment for its effectiveness to block out the sun’s UV rays - the higher the rating, the better! UPF protects you from the sun’s UVA and UVB light, unlike sunscreen which only protects against UVB light. At Flap Happy, our products are made with chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection, the highest rating available, blocking your babies and children from over 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.


Why Function?

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. We offer rash guards, swimsuits, and swim trunks with UPF 50+ protection.