Wallaroo was founded by Stephanie Carter and Lenya Shore in 1999 after a trip to Australia, where they discovered the Aussie secret to sun protection.
Many of the hats have a UPF rating of 50+, which means they block 97.5% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. More than half of the Wallaroo Hat collection is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant. With skin cancer on the rise, the Wallaroo designers feel it is important to design hats that are both fashionable and sun protective. Each year, Wallaroo donates 1% of their profits to the prevention of skin cancer.
Wallaroo Hat Company has been awarded many accolades, including 2015 “Colorado Company to Watch,” “Best of Denver” and “Top Women-Owned Business.”