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“It was brutal”: How cancer inspired Deborah Hutton to launch Canopy Bay

Last year, high-profile Australian personality Deborah Hutton underwent skin cancer surgery for a second time. But this time around, while she was recovering, the entrepreneur was inspired to launch Canopy Bay, a range of stylish UPF50 hats that protect harmful UV rays. Here, Hutton discusses the journey she went on to start her new brand and the business lessons she has learnt during her wide-ranging career. Inside Retail: Tell me about the story behind launching Canopy Bay. Deborah Hutton: It