The importance of sun protection has become increasingly clear over the past few decades. While sunscreen is common practice, many don’t consider the harmful UVA/UVB rays that their skin is exposed to through the clothing that they wear.
Did you know that your average cotton shirt gives the equivalent of only UPF 5? Loosely woven fabric allows for harmful rays to penetrate through clothing to the skin. If you enjoy full days at the beach with family, long walks on sunny days, and a plethora of other fun outdoor activities, years of sun exposure through clothing can make a very harmful impact, even if you regularly apply sunscreen on areas not covered by clothing.
Here at Patchington, we prioritize partnerships with brands whose mission aligns with ours, so you can wear clothing from brands whose values align with yours.
Coolibar is just one of several clothing companies we’re proud to feature on our website. For over twenty years, they’ve been the trailblazers of high quality and chic sun-protective apparel. Their mission: “to keep the world safe from sun damage, protect those who suffer from a sun-related medical condition, and prevent everyone else from developing one.”
All of Coolibar’s products are made with innovative, UPF 50+ fabrics formulated to block UVA/UVB rays. In fact, Coolibar is the first company to receive The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation, and the first brand to be endorsed by the Melanoma International Foundation and the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation. They are truly the best at what they do, and we are thrilled to take part in their mission.
Your outfits should not only look stylish, but should expand opportunity for outdoor activities you can safely partake in. Coolibar's look is “technically elegant." Their products are UPF 50+, antimicrobial, cooling, protect the skin, and look great. There's no better time than now to start wearing clothes you can feel safe and confident in when outdoors.