Lupus News & Views Magazine Spring 2013
Recommended by Janey Lee Grace
& Approved by Online Parenting Community 'Small Steps'
H2Open Feature Feb / March 2013
"Once in the water we hardly noticed the Stinger suit"
STINGER SUIT _£39.99 to £62.99 from sunsibility.co.uk
H20 OPEN Open Water Swimming FEB / MARCH 2013
COOL STUFF FOR SWIMMERS
A selection of the latest gear for a better and more enjoyable swim
With ever more people taking swimming holidays in sunny places we thought we’d look at one of the ways to protect yourself from sunburn. Of course, one of the benefits of going somewhere hot is that you don’t have to squeeze yourself into a wetsuit, so the thought of substituting it with another all-in-one costume might not be appealing. However, the light and stretchy material of the Stinger made this mission a breeze and the front zipper avoided the need to ask for help from strangers.
Once in the water we hardly noticed the Stinger suit. Unlike a wetsuit it doesn’t noticeably change your position in the water and there’s very little restriction to movement or drag. The material feels so_ on the skin and didn’t chafe, although we’d still recommend the use of protective creams for long distance swimming and in salt water. The suit blocks out 97.5% of UV radiation and is available in sizes for all the family.
SunSibility featured on Imperfectly Natural
The Face behind the Natural Label - Sunsibility06-Jun-2012, Janey Lee Grace
The Face behind the Natural Label - Sunsibility
Janey says...With 4 kids (all with fair skin) I’ve long been a fan of this excellent company who make funky sun protective clothing...
So who’s behind it ?
Angeli Jackson, Founder and Managing Director. Epsom, Surrey KT19 9EA
SunSibility was formed in 2001, following Angeli’s graduation from the London College of Fashion. She Graduated with BA Honours in Product Development for the Fashion Industries, developed the idea for my final study project but then, after working so hard, she decided to turn the idea into working practice. The Foundations were already in place and there was great demand for this product in the market.
SunSibility is a high quality sun protection company, dedicated to offering the most effective and stylish clothing and accessories products for the whole family. The company is committed to helping customers enjoy the sun safely and to help raise awareness both in the UK and Internationally.
How big is the company, where are your products sold?
SunSibility is a home-based company, selling products globally, recognised by the Health, Fashion, Sports and Travel industries. The products have also been medically endorsed for effectiveness.
What attracted you to this business?
I always enjoyed my annual holiday and the ‘feel good factor’ a warm sunny day provides and I wondered how those who are sun-sensitive coped with being in direct sunlight. I researched the market and realised that there are many different reasons that people are or become sun-sensitive and I wanted to make their daily lifestyle a little easier. After talking to the general public, I also became aware that there are those who simply want to protect their skin, whilst out shopping or walking on the beach, and are more sun-aware, but want to look good at the same time.
What’s your USP?
SunSibility’s uniqueness is that the garments are made from a specialist SPF50 material, made to order in-house by professional tailors and dressmakers. We listen to customer feedback and discuss their needs and requirements, designing the products accordingly. We can provide Sun Protection products for all occasions together with accessories and body care. SunSibility have everything you need under one umbrella!
What do customers say about your products?
The current client list have so far been completely satisfied with the products they’ve received and the SunSibility Website shows the current reviews and testimonials.
Best selling products ?
Classic items such as the ‘Long Sleeve Tops’, ‘Drawstring Trouser’, ‘Bias Cut Skirts’ and ‘Tracksuits for kids’. The Beachwear and new kids collections have also now been launched which I hoping to be best-sellers too. These are all easy to where and ‘breathable’ items which come in beautiful colours and look fantastic.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? Sing your own praises!
The new collection is based on a ‘Multi-function’ purpose which can be worn during the day and into the night. The designs are such that they protect you during the day and still look fabulous to wear for the evening. This can mean less packing for your summer holiday!
Also, being a new mum (my daughter Atalya is 19 months old), I would like to FOCUS a lot more on the ‘Baby and Toddler’ sun protection products this year.
I create ideas from my own experiences and believe that we offer a personal and professional service at all times. I like to go that extra mile for my customers as standard.
Featured in the Daily Mail
SunSibility was featured in the Daily Mail, view the larger clipping by clicking on the image below.
We were also featured in an article on the Daily Mail website, click here to visit.
'Dearest Angeli, can't begin to tell you how brilliant your products are and how amazing you've been. I will wear it all in the future and will definitely recommend your company to others. Thank you so much for being fab!'
Katherine Kelly, aka Becky Granger from Coronation Street, January 2010.
BBC Wales (Cymru), 22nd June 2010
SunSibility featured on a Welsh language programme called 'Mosgito' on BBC Wales
ITV1 This Morning
" sunsibility.co.uk - This company, absolutely amazing ! They specialise in protective clothing fabrics that are comfortable & breathable too. Made to measure, perfectly fitting, they have a range for children, men and women. Take a look you'll love them - Brilliant !! "
Wendy Elsmore, Fashion Expert on ITV'S This Morning
Featured on GMTV
Janey Lee Grace, www.imperfectlynatural.com
"I have just found a wonderful company called ‘sunsibility’ www.sunsibility.co.uk who sell not only Sun Protective clothing but also gorgeous lace parasols."
Janey Lee Grace is a writer and presenter who currently runs a website about all things natural. She is a regularly a guest on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff & BBC Radio 2.
Insight, July 2009 - Insight is a weekly magazine designed to give the confident, working professionals of Birmingham and the West Midlands an absorbing read.
News & Views, 'SunSibility Clothing Range' Spring 2009
Allergy Newsletter, 'Allergy to sunlight ?' Spring 2008
'SunSibility was set up to collaborate fashion with function and make outdoor activities easier and more enjoyable through the use of UV protective materials'.
Wedding Magazine 'Get the Look' December 06 - January 07
Wedding included an image of our lace fan and lace parasol on their 'Get the look' page.
'Go back in time with intricate lace detailing'.
Wedding Magazine June 05 - July 05
The fan from our beautiful lace collection was featured in 'Wedding'
Spirit & Destiny, 'Whats HOT this month ?' 'This month we're loving SunSibility' June 2005
An article was written in Spirit & Destiny under 'This Month We're Loving'.
'This sophisticated, made-to-measure range has a sun protection factor of 50, so you can shield sensitive skin from harmful rays while looking and staying cool.'
BBC Parenting Magazine '40 Summer Goodies' July/August 2004
Our UV protective Tracksuit was shown in BBC Parenting Magazine under '40 Summer Goodies'.
'Everything you could possibly need for a perfect day on the beach'.
Yours Health Plus 'Health News' April 04 - May 04
SunSibility are featured on the 'Health News' page
Dispatches, Vitiligo Society Magazine, April 03
Dispatches includes an article on its 'News' page about SunSibility, spreading the word about the sun protection solution.
Positive Health article, 'UV Protective Clothing' February 03
'The clothes are made for men, women and children, have an SPF of 50 and the best-sellers are the long-sleeved polo shirts which look like something you might buy from Gap.'
Harpers & Queen - 'Burning Issues' July 2002
"..a new English company called SunSibility is making UV Protective clothing that you'd actually want to wear - think somewhere between Prada Sport and Christy Turlington's yoga line, Nuala. The clothes have an SPF of 50, and there is also an excellent children's range".
After gaining a degree at London College of Fashion, Angeli received a loan from the Princes Trust to set up SunSibility.
(Formally known as Second Skin, press coverage during that time is below)
Epsom Comet - 'Out to save your skin' April 2001
"A fashion designer from Stoneleigh has come up with an idea to save peoples skins. . . a range of clothing to protect people that must stay away from the sun."
Home & Country Magazine 'Health' - July 2001
"Innovative Second Skin ready-to-wear clothing collection uses a special lycra and nylon yarn that's cool and comfortable to wear yet offers a sun protection factor of 50-plus. The classic fashion designs are machine-washable and come in sizes eight to twenty two."
News desk, 'Sun range outlook is bright' December 2001
"She began her business within a year of graduating and already has more than 160 regular customers, stretching across the UK and from as far afield as Oman and Canada."
Epsom Independent, Stylish protection offers all a place in the sun' - April 2001
"The UK's first line of fashionable, classic clothes that protect wearers from the sun's harmful rays while letting them enjoy a summers day without layers of protective clothing."
Lupus News and Views 'UV Protective Clothing' Summer 2001
"A collection of garments that can be worn day into night, week into weekend, dressed up or dressed down whatever the occasion. They are very classic, functional garments (some multi-functional) that have been made to make the lives of sun sensitive victims easier."
The Northern Echo Friday April 13th 2001
"A talented young designer has come up with a range of attractive summer clothing which protects wearers against the sun. The clothing developed by Angeli Khatri, is particularly suitable for people who suffer from Lupus".
The Herald, 'Princes Trust gives cash aid to designer' 2001
'A TALENTED young designer who makes clothes for Lupus sufferers has won financial support from the Prince's Trust.'
The Herald, 'Fashion with a purpose' - Wednesday August 23, 2000
"Sun sensitive victims of Lupus, a disease of the immune system, will soon have plenty of attractive summer clothes to choose from thanks to talented dress designer Angeli Khatri."
News & Views Spring 2010
Katherine Kelly wore SunSibility clothes on a charity trip to India with Action Aid. There was an article featured in the Lupus News & Views magazine.
Vogue (UK), July 2009
Vogue June 2009
Vogue August 2008
Homes and Holidays July 2008
News & Views, Spring 2008
The Independant Magazine, Saturday 9 August 2008
Ewell Stoneleigh Directory June 2006
"Stylish solutions to staying safe in the sun!"
Bedford Baby Programme