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Our Story

Stephanie Carter (left) and Lenya Shore (right)



From a garage in Boulder to a 14,000 square foot warehouse.

When Stephanie Carter and Lenya Shore dreamed up Wallaroo Hat Company in 1999, they had no idea how successful it would become.  Their idea: To bring the Australian secret of sun protection to the United States - colorful, broad brimmed hats with practical features and fashion-forward styling.

18 years later, Carter and Shore have built a booming business with a loyal following.  A dedicated team of employees demostrates their commitment to a supportive work environment.  This, as well as their contributions to the Colorado community have earned them many accolades - B Corp certification, a 2015 Colorado Company to Watch and the Best of Boulder Business Hall of Fame - just to name a few.

Most importantly, the pair value their success on building a business with a purpose.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation website, over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.  Wallaroo's mission is to eliminate this threat to our health through information and prevention.