29 November 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, Square One Network is gearing up for an exciting 2024 Bucket Hat campaign, blending our love for this classic accessory with a touch of history and a lot of heart. Our focus? Fun, fashion, and a fundraiser for a cause close to home.

Before we go any further we want to make it clear that this started off as a bit of fun and Dave Allen’s love of a good Bucket Hat. We are pleased that this will turn into something a little bit bigger with a positive message.

The Bucket Hat and Square One Network’s Style

At Square One Network, we’ve developed a fondness for the Bucket Hat. It’s not just a hat; it’s a statement, a part of our brand that we want to share with our customers and suppliers. But what’s the story behind this iconic headgear?

A Peek into History: The Bucket Hat’s Practical Roots

Originating from the practical needs of Irish outdoor workers in the early 1900s, the Bucket Hat found its way into the military during WWII, including the gear of radio operators. Fast forward to the 1960s, and it became a fashion staple among London mods, showcasing its versatility and style. Throughout 2024, we’ll unravel the intriguing history that makes the Bucket Hat more than just a piece of clothing.

Mobile First Meets Sun Protection

Our commitment to a mobile-first approach aligns seamlessly with the practical benefits of the Bucket Hat. Whether you’re working outdoors or just enjoying some fresh air away from the desk, the Bucket Hat provides a cool shade, shielding you from rain and the sun’s rays. It’s a simple yet effective solution to the increased sun exposure faced by outdoor workers. Pictured below is our Finance Manager, Nicky Brewer in her bucket hat.

The Bucket Hat Challenge: Fun Fundraising for a Cause

In January 2024, we’re kicking off the Bucket Hat Challenge. Our goal is to have 100 customers and suppliers rocking our branded Bucket Hats and posting on social media. For each hat, we’re accepting donations, with the aim of raising £1000 for a Cancer charity that we will announce in January.

Every May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re making it our mission to hit our target in May 2024. Our MD, Dave Allen, has pledged an extra £500 once we hit our £1000 target. It’s our way of turning a bit of fun into meaningful support for an important local cause.

Join Us on the Bucket Hat Journey

So, why the Bucket Hat? Because we love it, and we know it’s more than just a trend; it’s a piece of history and a symbol of protection. Join us in celebrating this iconic accessory, contribute to a fantastic cause, and let’s make 2024 the year of the Bucket Hat at Square One Network. Together, we can make a difference, one hat at a time.