Sun Protection

Everything you need to know about Sun protection and UPF clothing.

Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) indicates how much UV radiation (both UVB and UVA) a fabric allows to reach your skin. For example, a UPF 50 fabric blocks 98 percent of the sun's rays and allows two percent (1/50th) to penetrate through to your skin.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, UV rays can pass directly through the fibers in most fabrics to reach your skin, putting you at risk for sunburn and other skin damage. UPF fabrics blocks sun ray's thus reducing your exposure risk significantly. Densely woven cloth, like denim, canvas, wool or synthetic fibers, are more protective than sheer, thin or loosely woven cloth. Check a fabric’s sun safety by holding it up to the light. If you can see through, UV radiation can easily penetrate the fabric and reach your skin.

This kind of protection doesn't wash out, but as with special weaves, a fabric's fibers can become distorted over time, making them less effective at screening UV light. Fabric that is old, threadbare or faded will have a lower UPF Factor.

The Seal of Recommendation is given to a variety of products that meet a criteria created by The Skin Cancer Foundation for safe and effective sun protection, when used as directed.

SPF is more commonly known as it is the sun protective rating for sunscreens and other sun protective creams. SPF stands for sun protection factor and the SPF rating which typically varies between 15 and 50 indicates the level of sun protection offered.  UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and is the sun protective rating for fabrics, most commonly referred to with sun protective clothing. The rating system works the same way as for SPF. The maximum UPF rating that can be awarded is UPF 50+, which blocks at least 98% of UV radiation.

Dermatologists agree that the best way to prevent sunburn, skin aging and skin cancer is to wear UPF 50+ sun protective clothing making sure that your skin is not directly exposed to sunlight.

You should always wear sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days up to 80 percent of the sun's rays can pass through clouds, so if you assume it's OK to forgo protection on an overcast day, think again. Sunscreen is an important preventive health care habit that should be maintained all year, including the winter months as part of your daily routine.

Sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays. The depletion of the ozone layer has increased our risk of sun damage from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen blocks these rays, greatly reducing the likelihood of sunburn. By applying sunscreen to exposed areas (not covered by sun protective apparel) each day, you cut your risk of contracting skin cancers in half.

Fabrics

All our fabric infomation. From care to where it is made. 

Here are some tips to remember when caring for you UPF clothing. Wash or rinse your UV garments in cold water, in case you are using a washing machine, use the Delicate/Gentle/ Hand-wash cycle, if you use detergents, use the mildest one you can find, wash or rinse your sun protective clothing after every use and lastly, enjoy the benefits of your UPF garment!

A bluesign® certification offers the highest level of consumer safety, by employing methods and materials in their manufacturing process which conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and our planet.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a highly recyclable plastic resin and a form of polyester. PET is also lightweight, resealable, shatter-resistant, and recyclable. Recycled polyethylene terephthalate is known as RPET, and it is the most widely recycled plastic in the world.

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Customer Service

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You're in luck, we ship to all locations including internationally! Unfortunately due to COVID-19 government restrictions, we are temporarily unable to deliver to India. You will find shipping rates in the checkout section of our website.

We happily accept returns up to 30 days after delivery, if the item is unused and in its original condition with tags. We will refund the full order amount to your original payment method minus the $10.95 shipping cost & restocking fee for the return.

SUN50 is a small company and shipping fees are a critical component for our business.   Shipping charges are a huge expense to us as a small company and we do try to be very transparent about our shipping fees on our website. It is difficult to compete with large online retailers in the shipping world.    

Additionally, because we do small-run productions, use sustainable organic fabrics and manufacturer in the USA, (all of which we are incredibly proud of), we do have high costs in production. A great deal of thought goes into our pricing and shipping charges and we often offer free shipping which helps to offset and return fees.  

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Sure! We want you to be happy with your fit and purchase. Due to the limited number of items we make in each style, we do recommend you purchase the size you want concurrently with your return. You are always welcome to contact us at wecare@sun50.co and we will reply within one business day or sooner.

Yes we do! We have gift cards sold on our website with prices ranging from $50 to $500. To purchase one Click Here

We provide a specialized code which is unique to each gift card. From there apply the code at checkout to redeem your card.

We provide a 24/7 customer service bot that we have carefully customized to assess your every need. If a problem arises in which you are not able to find the answer you are looking for, one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our company provides a great customer service chat located on our website where you can provide our team members with any and all ideas, questions and/ or concerns. If that is not adequate, feel free to email us at wecare@sun5o.co We do listen and have already made styles suggested by our Sun50 customers.

Thank you for your interest in our company. We encourage you to reach out to us at wecare@sun50.co with your resume and area of interest. We are growing quickly and may have an opening in your area of expertise soon. While we would love to reply directly to every submission, due to heightened interest, we may be unable to do so. Rest assured, we will keep your resume and contact information on file.

Brand

All about Sun50

Slow fashion, is a concept describing the opposite to fast fashion and part of the "slow movement", which advocates for manufacturing in respect to people, environment and animals. Slow fashion is about quality instead of quantity. Everything we do at Sun50 is purposeful and intentional because we make products with integrity in small batches. We use recycled and bio degradable fibers, doing the best we can to reduce waste while making our products.

We stand behind the quality of our products which is reflected in our pricing: We source sustainably using organic and bluesign certified fabrics. Our fabrics are tested and reviewed by experts for product quality and safety and have proudly received The Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation for superior sun protection. Our apparel is ethically made in the USA under strict environmental, health and safety guidelines which includes new COVID-19 health requirements for all factory workers. We produce small batches of our styles to reduce environmental waste and preserve the integrity of our products. When you invest in Sun50 apparel you are purchasing with confidence knowing our products provide the highest level of UV protection with the highest quality materials always. Made for you with our planet in mind.

Third-party testing and certification is a quality control process where an independent organization reviews a product to see if it meets certain standards. The testing is usually focused on the manufacturing phase and how well the finished product performs under certain conditions.

We are selective when it comes to our wholesale program as we want to make sure our partnerships are mutually beneficial. We encourage you to contact us at wholesale@sun50.co Someone from our team will reply back within one business day. Thank you for your interest.

Due to the extensive research, testing and time it takes for us to develop our fabrics we are unable to sell our fabrics in bulk at this time.

Our company is proudly located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you are in the neighborhood we invite you to stop by: 2905 Lexington Ave South, Eagan MN 55121

Media

Feel free to reach out via email at media@sun50.co or any of our social accounts (Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram @sun50official.) We would love to learn more about you!