WHY DO YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM UV?
UV rays are invisible and do not heat up... When it is windy or cloudy, we feel a certain coolness, but the amount of UV rays we receive is not necessarily so diminished. This probably explains some memories of painful sunburns, without having felt anything coming.
So we're talking about UVA & UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis and are the cause of spots, wrinkles and skin aging. UVB rays penetrate less deeply into the dermis but are responsible for burns and the majority of skin cancers.
To talk stats
: 80% of wrinkles & 90% of skin cancers are linked to overexposure to the sun.
Sunscreen is great, but do you know when you applied it? Do you need to reapply or not?
This is one of the real benefits of sun protection clothing, which completes the panoply of protection for your skin.
UV clothing filters and blocks ultraviolet radiation. They provide lasting protection all day long.
THIS ARE NOT JUST CLOTHES.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a standard cotton t-shirt has an average UPF of 7. Otherwise, if it gives the feeling of being well protected, UV rays still pass through.
Besides, if you didn't know: below a UPF15 index, the garment cannot be considered to protect against UV rays.
WANT TO EXPLORE THE SECRET OF UMBRELLA CLOTHING?
A fabric whose properties block light and prevent UV from passing through. A tighter mesh, and in some cases a special treatment for even more optimal efficiency, make it possible to stop UV rays better than traditional clothing.
If the term SPF (on sun creams) reflects a theoretical exposure time, UPF measures the ability of a textile to filter UV rays.
Thus, to be able to use “UPF 50+” on a textile, it must have been certified by an independent laboratory. The laboratory tests the quantity of ultraviolet rays filtered by the textile and validates (or not) that the fabric indeed reaches the threshold required to obtain the UPF 50+ certification.
The different labels are as follows:
HOW TO ENSURE THAT STANDARDS ARE COMPLIED WITH?
To ensure the performance of each of the materials we select, we have chosen to carry out tests in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand standard (AS/NZS 4399:2017), which is the strictest global standard for sun protection.
Each of the textiles developed & selected passes the tests and we thus ensure the quality of our process. You can find the test results on each product page.
PROTECT YOUR BODY, PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN!
We repeat ourselves, but exposure to ultraviolet rays has a cumulative effect. The damage thus begins at an early age, even if it is not visible. They increase throughout life, hence the importance of taking care of your skin from an early age.
So we protect ourselves, glasses, hat, anti-UV clothing and sunscreen! Adopting the right reflexes means protecting yourself to take care of our sun capital!