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Emthunzini Hats a CANSA SunSmart Choice

Emthunzini Hats, established in 2009, sell a fashionable range of sunhats for men, women and children, designed in Australia, to give serious sun protection while still looking good.

It’s essential for everyone to protect their skin every day of the year. It’s a sunny life, wear your hat!

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While being fashionable & suitable for the entire family, Emthunzini Hats have the added benefits of:

  • Being chic, crushable, washable, adjustable and easily transportable
  • Carrying the CANSA UPF 50+ swing tag, meaning that they have been specifically tested and verified as meeting the UPF 50+ requirements.
  • Being awarded the CANSA SunSmart Seal of Recognition

The hats thus offer the assurance of protection against the harmful effects of the sun and therefore peace of mind.

Emthunzini Hats are affiliated with Rigon Headwear, in Australia, who have been designing, manufacturing and retailing fashion head wear since 1959 with ranges successful throughout the world and are leaders in manufacturing headwear with UPF 50+ protection.

These sunhats meet with the international Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) requirements and are endorsed by the Skin and Cancer Foundation for Australia.

Like Emthunzini Hats, Wallaroo, their sister company in the USA, sell to many resorts, boutiques, outdoor retailers, dermatologists, gardening stores and catalogers. They have more than ten years involvement with Rigon.

High Fashion Hats Offering Protection from the Sun

Emthunzini encompasses South Africans’ demand for high fashion hats that still protect the face and neck. Their hat range offer designer styles incorporating a rainbow of colours from pale pastels to bright electrics, as well as versatile unisex options.

Their hats can be purchased online at or can be bought from various retail outlets throughout South Africa, Southern Africa and even in the Seychelles, including Dermatologists who have recognised and advocated all the benefits of wearing Emthunzini Hats.

More About Emthunzini Hats

Emthunzini Hats are involved in a number of corporate responsibility projects around the country. Over the years the business has contributed a percentage of profit to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and the Xeroderma Pigmentosa (XP) society. (XP is rare genetic disease that leads to skin cancer in childhood, which if left undiagnosed or not treated, could be fatal).

For further information visit their website,  like their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Queries & Orders Emthunzini Hats

  • Call: 022-409 2160
  • Email:

In Loving Memory:

April 2018: Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO: “The team at CANSA join me in extending our sympathy at the passing of Gilly, our long-time business partner. We have a good working relationship with her company and have always appreciated Gilly’s willingness to support CANSA. We unite in offering our condolences to the Ord family in their time of mourning We hope the many reminders that surround you of how she has enriched the lives of all who have had the privilege to be associated with her will soon bring you comfort and relief of sorrow.”

Emthuzini Hats will continue to keep Gilly’s legacy alive and produce the high quality, SunSmart products for which they are known.

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