About Me and The Cooeee
I sat on Avoca Beach, a beautiful surf beach about an hour and a half north of Sydney Australia watching kids, along with my own, playing on the water's edge. Some kids were wearing hats, some weren't. What they were all doing though was squinting their eyes against the blazing sun that shone down on their faces and reflected off the water into their eyes. I like many parents didn't always find it easy to get my kids to wear a hat or sunglasses but I knew how important it was for my family to have excellent protection from the sun's damaging UV rays. I thought, what if the kids had sun protection that was fun to wear and they wanted to wear? The Cooeee hat was born.
One of my favourite moments while developing The Cooeee hat was the day I took my hats to a pre-school on Sydney's Northern Beaches. I watched the kids lining up with excitment to take turns wearing my hat. They loved the coloured lenses and the sense of adventure they felt wearing my hat. 20 kids running around wearing my hat with beaming smiles across their faces, priceless!
Cooeee designer and owner
Wife and mother of three
Why Choose The Cooeee?
- The Cooeee makes sun protection fun for kids!
- The Cooeee provides up to UPF 50+ protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays (Approved by the Australian Government Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency).
- Eye lenses block between 95 - 99% of ultraviolet radiation
- The Cooeee is available in a range of different designs and sizes