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Have you experienced chronic fatigue post cancer treatment?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:47:30 Europe/London

mother and son out on the river kayaking

Our thanks to Rachel B who is our guest blogger this month.  Talking about her personal experiences coping and managing chronic fatigue post treatment for breast cancer.  As you can see from this supe...

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Dancing on through

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:24:44 Europe/London

young ballerina smiling and diagnosed with metastic breast cancer

This week we are thrilled to have the very talented ballerina Maggie Kudirka talk about her dancing and diagnosis with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.  Images are all courtesy of Maggie and are comp...

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Hair loss by Carly Appleby

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:27:42 Europe/London

stages of hair loss due to chemotherapy

No one can prepare you for the shock when your hair starts to fall out.

I have always had beautiful long brown thick hair. When I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer last February age 37, it w...

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Do you have a long term hair loss condition?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:44:37 Europe/London

purple cap for women's hair loss worn by young woman with Alopecia

If you do and you wear headwear on a regular basis, either with or without wigs we’d love to hear from you. We’re often asked by clients what styles do we recommend for Alopecia. Understandably women ...

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What is a 'Cancer' Hat?

Friday, 5 January 2018 12:33:33 Europe/London

young woman wearing cancer hat and smiling

A simple answer would be a hat designed to completely cover the head (hair line to nape of neck) and disguise hair loss.

However in our experience the real question behind this question is - why should...

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5 Minutes with Fizzy Snoods - Chemo, Cancer and Raising Money for Macmillan

Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:19:57 Europe/London

picture of Fizzy Snood fundraiser

Q. For those who are new to FizzySnood - can you tell us a little bit about your daily headgear challenge and the story behind it all?

In July 2014 I was told I had cancer. Triple negative breast cance...

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Stay calm this festive season

Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:41:16 Europe/London

woman sitting at office desk laughing

We're thrilled to have Sam Reynolds of 'Samspaces - Safe Space After Cancer' guest blogging for us this month.  Sam has a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to nurture and pace ourselves throug...

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The Christmas Edit 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:20:52 Europe/London

Young woman wearing evening chemo headscarf on sofa

With the festive social season fast approaching your diary may be filling up.  If you're feeling 'featherless' and wondering whether to decline or not, take a look at our range of sophisticated and be...

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Facing Chemotherapy Hair Loss - Read On

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 15:44:42 Europe/London

red chemotherapy cap for hair loss worn by young woman

At Suburban Turban we‘ve been designing hats for women coping with chemo hair loss for over 11 years. Our studio started small back in 2006, (my spare room!) I’d been an ‘Ascot’ milliner for 10 years ...

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Facing a Little Hair Dilemma

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 12:41:13 Europe/London

Young woman wearing pink cap

Often when people think of women and hair loss, they think of the hair loss associated with chemotherapy treatment. The truth is, hair loss and hair thinning are much more widespread and common then p...

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Do I have to pay VAT?

If you are experiencing hair loss you may not have to pay the VAT on some of our products. Headwear we have designed and manufactured specifically for hair loss wear is exempted. ‘Standard’ items of headwear such as scarves, brooches, some winter/summer hats by other designers, skincare are not eligible. They have not been ‘adapted’ for special wear. The ‘status’ of items will be displayed in your basket, before ordering, once a short health declaration is completed.

During checkout you will be asked to confirm that you will be using our products for your own personal medical purposes.

It is a legal requirement stipulated by HRMC that Suburban Turban Ltd can justify our customers’ VAT exemption status. Please be aware that these details maybe verified at a later date.