Introducing our sun protection clothing for kids

While sunny days playing at the beach, or splashing around in a paddling pool are a childhood highlight for any kid, it’s crucial to make sure your children are safe in the sun. Children's skin is especially sensitive to damaging UV rays. The best way to protect all of our little sun rays is to make sure they are not in the sun too long and to try to keep them in the shade as much as possible. We have a range of UV swimwear for kids to help protect them from the sun's rays...

What are UV Rays?

UV are ultraviolet light given off from the suns rays that are damaging from our skin.

What does Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) mean?

UPF is English for Ultra Violet protection. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a classification system used for clothing.

UPF measures fabric density and shows how effectively it protects the skin against ultraviolet radiation (both UVA and UVB). The higher the UPF, the denser the garment's fabric, which means that less UV radiation can reach the skin.

What makes our UPF 50 kids swimwear so good?

Our UV swimwear for kids are UPF 50, which means that they give 98% protection against UV rays, which is the highest possible rating in a fabric.

This means that you can be outside in the sun or water for 50 times longer than if you were not using any sun protection at all.

What makes our UPF 50 kids swimwear so good?

Our UV garments have the highest and best UPF rating. They are UPF 50, which means that they give at least 98% protection against UV rays, which is the highest possible in a fabric.

This means that you can be in the sun 50 times longer than if you were not using any sun protection at all.

What does Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) mean?

Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a classification system used for clothing.

UPF measures fabric density and shows how effectively it protects the skin against ultraviolet radiation (both UVA and UVB). The higher the UPF, the denser the garment's fabric, which means that less UV radiation can reach the skin.

The other excellent qualities of our kids UV swimwear:

Designed with high neck & longer sleeves
Maximising coverage, allowing kids to run free and keep play the main focus of the day.

Copes with chlorine
The material is highly durable and chlorine resistant.

Suncream & oil resistant
Contact with sunscreen or oils will not damage our UV clothes or minimise their protective qualities.

Excellent coverage
No risk of transparency maximising coverage, allowing kids to run free and keep play the main focus of the day.

Durable and quick-drying material
The material dries quickly for when you just can’t keep them out of the water!

Stays soft and smooth
Contact with sunscreen or oils will not damage our UV clothes or minimise their protective qualities.

Our entire swim range is made from recycled materials!

We are committed to providing a sustainable choice for your children’s clothes, and this swimwear collection is no exception.

What does recycled swimwear mean?

All of our UPF swimwear is made from recycled polyester and the polyester comes from old PET bottles. UV protective swimsuits, hats, shorts and tops are the environmentally-friendly choice this summer as we are re-using non renewable material already in circulation/production, helping to save water, energy and chemicals.

Why use recycled polyester for swimwear?

Recycled polyester has amazing material properties as recycled polyester will maintain its shape when wet and will dry quickly helping your swimwear to last longer!

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How to care for swimwear with UV protection

While our UV swimwear is high quality and designed to last, you can expand your swimwear's effectiveness summer after summer by following these care instructions:

  • Always follow the washing instructions for the garment.
  • Avoid sitting on sharp or rough surfaces such as rocks, piers and pool edges since they can make the surface of the fabric rough.
  • Some sun oils can leave spots and reduce the stretchiness of the fabric. While our products are oil-resistant as much as possible, you should still always be careful when applying sunscreen and try to avoid getting it on clothing.
  • Carefully rinse chlorine and saltwater out of swimwear to protect the colours.
  • Do not roll wet swimwear in towels or similar; rather, hang up the wet garments in the shade to dry.
  • Wash swimwear at a low temperature (max. 40°C) and hang it up in the shade to dry.
  • Never put swimwear in the dryer or iron it.
  • Fine granules of sand easily make their way into clothing at the beach – don’t forget to stretch your swimsuit and shake out any sand after every use and to rinse your swimsuit in fresh water to remove any trace of stuck sand!

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