Introducing PO.P’s sun protection clothing, from beach babies to pre-teens

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, particularly at the beginning of the season when their skin is pale. 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. Of course, high SPF suncream is also a must. But, did you know that there is special sun protection clothing available that can help too? Read on to learn all about our kids UV swimwear range, made from recycled ocean waste.

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How does UV swimwear work?

UV protective clothing works by either blocking or absorbing harmful UV radiation from the sun, making it an effective form of protection against the risks of sun damage.

UV swimwear is designed to ensure this protection, even when wet. It provides an excellent solution for children of all ages, as it does require the frequent re-application that suncream does.

 

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.

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.

Made from recycled ocean waste!

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

Made from 100% recycled ocean waste - such as discarded plastic fishing nets -, our UV protective swimsuits, hats, shorts and tops are the environmentally-friendly choice this summer.

How does UV swimwear work?

UV protective clothing works by either blocking or absorbing harmful UV radiation from the sun, making it an effective form of protection against the risks of sun damage.

UV swimwear is designed to ensure this protection, even when wet. It provides an excellent solution for children of all ages, as it does require the frequent re-application that suncream does.

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.

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.

Made from recycled ocean waste!

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

Made from 100% recycled ocean waste - such as discarded plastic fishing nets -, our UV protective swimsuits, hats, shorts and tops are the environmentally-friendly choice this summer.


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.

 

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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 ensure its 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 – stretch the clothing and shake it thoroughly to remove the sand.

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