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.
A big company shift occurred in 1995 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.