Brookes grad starts his own hat company in lockdown

Using 100 per cent sustainable materials and proceeds go to charity!

What did you get up to over lockdown? Binged Netflix series? Maybe became an alcoholic? Well one Brookes student used his spare time to start his own business.

Chuggs Wallis who graduated from Brookes this year founded Booby Buckets, his own hat business, after designed his own bucket hats for a pub crawl back in March. From there, he began making more and more.

“Whilst doing so I thought I might may as well ask the rugby boys at uni if they too would like some customised bucket hats”, Wallis told The Tab. “I have played rugby for both Brookes Union and league 1st teams so knew the lads well. They were very keen and so I put in an order for them”.

Wallis went on to approach other Brookes teams, then teams at other unis, and before he knew it Booby Buckets was born.

@booby_buckets on insta

The hats themselves are pretty cool, with their signature corduroy design being their bestseller. All of their products are 100 per cent premium cotton, using exclusively recycled and sustainable materials down to even the mail bags being fully biodegradable. We love an environmentally friendly king.

And if that wasn’t enough, Booby Buckets also works closely with charities to help give back to the community. Currently, they’re supporting Solving Kids Cancer UK where all proceeds from their limited edition bucket hat goes directly to the charity.

Since graduating into an economic shitshow, Wallis has made Booby Buckets his full time job. “I’ve always been entrepreneurial” he says, “and this is the one I have taken the furthest so far.”

So if you want to help out your fellow Brookes man, donate to charity, or even just get a sick new bucket hat, check out Wallis’ store either at or on insta @booby_buckets