The Sunday Afternoons Story
In 1990 Robbin and Angeline made their very first Adventure Blanket. This outdoor blanket was born from the desire to have a better outdoor surface for their young family's frequent outings. The blanket featured a waterproof bottom, water-resistant top, pockets, a carry sling, and of course, bright early nineties colors. Soon, friends of the couple who also had young families started noticing the blankets, and commissioned them to make Adventure blankets for their families as well. With Sunday Afternoons being the time of the week that most families spent valuable moments together, the business was founded... and the name was chosen.
After many evenings cutting fabric on the living room floor (fabric was still cut on a piece by piece basis at this point), and sewing in a makeshift room from home, Robbin and Angeline became concerned about the pile of scrap fabric that was accumulating with no use. Being ecologically minded, and having little extra money at the time, they brainstormed the best way to use these fabric pieces. Together, they came up with the Sundrizzle, a color coordinated sun hat to sell along with the blankets. Little did they know, this would change the face of their company forever.
Sales of the hats took off at outdoor craft fairs where the couple were selling most of their Adventure Blankets at the time. Soon there was not nearly enough scrap fabric to keep up with the demand for more hats. In addition to selling, Robbin and Angeline often found themselves taking notes about suggestions and desires for new styles, colors, and functional designs from folks who lived and worked outside in the sun.
A big company shift occurred in 1996 when Angeline invented the Adventure Hat. It was sun protective, lightweight, technical, and proved to be the most innovative sun blocking headwear on the market and Sunday Afternoons' best seller. The Adventure Hat was subsequently patented and is still Sunday Afternoons' most recognizable product. Following the success, sun protection became the main theme of the company.
Sunday Afternoons is now a thriving company, designing and manufacturing high quality sun protective hats and clothing for our customers worldwide. Sunday Afternoons' growing line includes new, dermatologist approved sun protective hats and clothing, and other active lifestyle gear. We hope our customers follow our lead by enjoying the sunshine wisely, and playing it safe with full coverage hats, protective clothing and sunscreens. We have discovered that those customers that have made a life long habit of sun protection have healthy skin and a wrinkle-free youthfulness that belies their age. As Sunday Afternoons continues to evolve, its family of workers stay connected to their small-town roots, and commitment to friendly, one-on-one customer service. Give us a call, or visit our website. We are happy to assist you!
... and just in case you are wondering. "Sunday Afternoons still makes the Adventure Blanket", says Robbin and Angeline, "It's one of our best products!"
Enjoy your shopping, and enjoy the sun.