BUFF, a leader in headwear and neckwear for outdoor enthusiasts, releases its new collection of sustainably made accessories. Designed for a range of spring and summer activities including running, hiking, angling, cycling, athleisure and more. Earning its B Corporation certification early this year, BUFF’s collection uses more recycled and natural materials than ever. Ninety percent of the brand’s products are produced locally at the BUFF factory in Igualada, Barcelona, which is powered by renewable energy.
“Bringing our manufacturing back to our birthplace in Barcelona has been a primary goal for the brand, and we’re thrilled that in addition to our neckwear, a selection of our performance caps are now being made in-house too,” said David Camps, CEO at BUFF “This allows us to further reduce our carbon footprint by cutting transport costs, lowering carbon emissions and ensuring the utmost quality-controlled products for our customers.”
Built to endure the elements, these BUFF products are engineered from sustainable materials such as REPREVE polyester made from recycled plastic water bottles, recycled polyamide and 100-percent organic cotton. Key styles for spring and summer 2023 include:
- 5-Panel Explore Cap & GO Cap – BUFF’s 5-panel Explore Cap was made for the explorer who works and plays in nature and the city. Recycled ripstop fabric and trims add style to function when paired with an adjustable elastic cord closure, inspired by climbing ropes for a precise fit and all-day comfort The cap is made from recycled polyester, featuring a moisture-wicking sweatband and breathable UPF 50 material. MSRP: $35
- Speed Cap & Pack Speed Cap – The Speed Cap is an advanced UPF 50 sports cap designed for running and high-output activities offering a soft yet snug fi Made from ultralight recycled materials with a dark underbill to absorb the glare of the sun. MSRP: $32 The Pack Speed Cap is an ultralight and packable version weighing just 30 grams and features a minimalistic design. MSRP: $32
- Bucket Hats – The Adventure Bucket Hat has a classic silhouette with technical performance fabric. It offers protection from the sun and light rain while providing comfort, breathability, and a convenient self-storage pocket to pack it when not in us MSRP: $35. The Sun Bucket is a trend-forward bucket hat with a wider brim, comprehensive sun protection, outdoor detailing and optimal airflow all in a fashion-forward bucket hat. MSRP: $40. Rounding out the bucket collection, the Explore Booney Hat now incorporates recycled materials in a wide-brim drawcord hat with lateral venting. MSRP:$45
- CoolNet UV – BUFF’s fan-favorite CoolNet UV collection is made from recycled plastic bottles and is known for its innovative cooling technology, quick-drying fabric and sweat-wicking properties. The headband line now includes a new Slim Headband in addition to the Wide and Ellipse Headbands, featuring a soft silicone grip hidden on the inside to keep it in plac For neckwear solutions, it is offered in a Coolnet UV Half that can double as a lightweight neck gaiter or headband, as well as a full-sized and extra-large CoolNet UV neck gaiter. Select styles are available with insect shield repellent and reflective hits for visibility.
This season’s CoolNet UV partner collections include a National Geographic Collection inspired by endangered species like the Acuminate Bush Viper Snake, Great White Shark and Cheetah. Land inspiration is drawn from salt deposits on Lake Magadi in Kenya and flowers from southwest Ethiopia. The Protect Our Winters (POW) Collection is designed with exclusive styles by Rachel Jung, with proceeds from the “Flow of Life” supporting the work of POW.
BUFF’s CoolNet UV multifunctional neckwear has become a staple in fisherman’s kits, delivering UPF 50 sun protection and evaporative cooling properties for days spent on the river. New this season, BUFF has partnered with two outdoors-inspired artists, Casey Underwood and Andrea Larko, to create a collection of CoolNet UV custom neck gaiters.
BUFF has expanded its youth collection for kids ages 8-12 who need ample sun production and durable head and neckwear. The product series includes a youth 5-Panel GO Cap, Pack Trucker Cap, Trucker Cap, Play Booney Hat and Fun Bucket Hat, as well as CoolNet UV and CoolNet UV Insect Shield multifunctional neckwear in several playful colors and patterns.
To view the collection and for more information on BUFF and its sustainability initiatives, visit: https://www.buff.com/us/