Get protection for your skin without ruining your do'

About Us

Sun's out, Buns Out.

Welcome to Shade Wear, the home of the Buns Out hat that protects your skin and your do'.

Shade Wear started in 2019 when the creator, Hannah, was sick and tired of having to compromise her ponytail to find a hat to fit her and her thick hair. There was nothing on the market that was comfortable, stylish and ergonomic.

Having a hospitality background, being a Patisserie Chef, Hannah needed to have her hair off of her face at work. She wasn't a fan of the traditional skull caps on offer. Same problem, lots of hair, nowhere to go...

Shade Wear was born!

Growing up in New Zealand with a giant hole in the ozone layer meant that skin protection was always a number one priority when going outside. It can take less than 10 minutes of being in the sun to get burnt and cause irreversible damage to your skin. The best way to protect your skin is to prevent damage.

Wear your hair the way you want to; pony, plaits, high bun, tuck the flyaways away. Whether you have thick hair, curly hair, dreadlocks or just lots of hair, the Buns Out hat will let you wear your hair the way you want and provide you with that protection from the sun.

Buns out hats are perfect for going to the gym, beach, hiking, working in kitchens,  taking the dog for a walk, gardening, playing soccer, watching soccer, kayaking, rock climbing, walking, running...ANYTHING!