Fabric Information

Fabric Information ( in short ) :
* ALL SunSibility Clothing has a built in UPF 50+ - This is the minimum any of our colours carry, many colours are much, much higher.
* Our Italian fabric protects from both UVA & UVB Rays.
* The UV Protective fabric has exceptional breathing properties
* a cooling effect
* & is machine washable at 40 degrees.
*The UV Protective fabric SunSibility uses blocks UV radiation with a UPF ( Ultra Violet Protection Factor )    formerley SPF ( Sun Protection Factor ) of 50+.  This offers excellent protection preventing 97.5% of radiation. * The standard AS / NZS 4399 : 1996 classifies the degree of protection in terms of UPF ( Ultra Violet Protection Factor ) Formerly known as SPF ( Sun Protection Factor ).

Fabric Information in Greater Detail :

Over-exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UV radiation) can cause sunburn, skin damage and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. Clothing provides one of the most convenient forms of protection against UVR but not all garments offer sufficient sun protection. All fabrics have some ability to block UVR and laboratory testing is performed to determine how effective different fabrics are. The ARPANSA UV laboratory performs Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF).

The UPF rating indicates how effective a fabric is at blocking out solar ultraviolet radiation. This testing is performed according to Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 4399.

UPF ratings range from 15 to 50 with higher ratings indicating more effective blocking and therefore better protection for the wearer of a garment made from the fabric. Fabrics that test higher than UPF 50 are rated as UPF 50+.

SunSibility’s fabrics are all UPF50+ meaning UPF 50 is the MINIMUM a colour will hold in many cases it can be as high as UPF 100. 10 Minutes x UPF ( Previously SPF ) 50 = 500 Minutes or approximately 8 HOURS protection against the UV rays.

UPF testing involves exposing a fabric to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and measuring how much is transmitted through the sample. Different wavelengths of radiation in the UVR spectrum have different effects on human skin and this is taken into consideration when calculating the UPF rating.

Factors that contribute to the UPF rating of a fabric are: -

• Composition of the yarns (cotton, polyester, etc) * The SunSibility collection is made with stretch fabrics from specialist material that is composed of 80% Polyamide and 20% Elastane.

• Tightness of the weave or knit (tighter improves the rating) SunSibility’s fabric is all constructed as a tight knit.

• Colour (it is thought that darker colours are generally better but even our white is well above the SPF 50 rating. ) All colours carry a minimum of UPF 50+

• Stretch (more stretch lowers the rating this is considered during testing and our garment are generally loosley cut although made with stretch fabrics )

• Moisture (many fabrics have lower ratings when wet) SunSibilitys fabric is mostly used for swimwear we have simply utilised the very functional fabric to have a different end use but still great for going in and out the water. Chlorine and Seawater tested.

SunSibility’s fabrics are all tested for the above and PROUDLY have a classification UPF 50+

HEADS UP ON THE FABRICS USED IN THE WALLAROO HEADWEAR COLLECTION

Here's a brief description of the tried and true Wallaroo fabrics. To care for these fabrics: Handwash cold using a mild liquid hand soap. Air dry. Do not use Woolite® or bleach. Do not dry clean.

Canvas:

A closely woven cotton fabric that can be packed and crushed, but always retains its shape.

Microfiber:

A synthetic, lightweight, packable and crushable, 100% polyester fabric. Water repellent and quick-drying.

Poly-Straw & Poly-Braid:

The look of straw in a breathable polyester knit or braid.

Poly-Propylene Braid:

The look of straw in a breathable, polyester-propylene braid.

Canvas Ribbon:

A 100% cotton ribbon sewn together in multiple layers. Packable, crushable and light-weight.

Poly-Ribbon:

A 100% light-weight polyester ribbon sewn together in multiple layers.

Raffia:

A natural palm leaf fiber grown on the island of Madagascar. Hand woven. Do not wash.

Testimonials

  • 18/07/2017

    Angela Durrer

    "These hats are special- easy to pack and much admired."

    (Hampshire)
  • 14/07/2017

    Amanda Shaw

    Wow, amazing!!! For the first time in my life I've been able to swim abroad in the blistering heat and sunshine with my children and walk around in 31degree temperatures for a week without getting one single outbreak and I'm crying with gratitude at your amazing clothing and sun umbrella. Thank you thank you thank you, you've opened up world and I will forever be eternally grateful to you sunsibility!!! I will be advertising your company on my Face book support group page for people with PMLE (poly morphiic light eruption) where there are 1000 members all suffering and desperately trying to find some way to function in the sun. You are the answer!!! Amazing, just amazing!!! Thank you once again. Amanda

    (Upper Sundon)
  • 14/07/2017

    Suzanne Brain

    “I have universal vitiligo. I am 52 and my auto-immune condition started to show at age 3. I discovered Sunsibility last year when planning a trip to Jamaica. It was imperative for me to enjoy the freedoms of others with my 13 year old son...to snorkel over reefs and be safe from the sun. I bought a swimsuit similar in appearance to a wetsuit but thin, flexible and protective. I wore it to ride race horses into the Caribbean, to snorkel over the reef, to use the pool. It kept me cool and protected from the sun. The staff at Dolphin Cove wore similar suits and admired mine. My holiday was awesome and the most important thing for me was the wonderful memories of being FREE to explore the ocean with my boy...whilst looking pretty darned gorgeous at the same time, I might add! I am looking forward to wearing it next month to snorkel in the Adriatic. Thank you so much for your enabling service...I cannot recommend you enough!! With gratitude & love, Suzanne”

    (Bristol)
  • 14/07/2017

    Malcolm Haines

    “DPD delivered my hats yesterday. They are excellent. And your service is outstanding, too. Thank you for all your help in this matter”

    (Tiverton)
  • 06/10/2016

    Wendy Boland

    "Because of my extreme sensibility to UVA, I found the cape that you made for me incredible. I've used it in all sorts of circumstances. I live by the sea, so it is a great cover up when sitting at the beach, and I've used it on long car journeys (I'm disabled so have to sit in front with the driver!), around the house on hot days, and as a bed cover during the summer months. I just could not manage without it!"

    (Devon)
  • 22/09/2016

    J Giddings

    The clothes we have purchased from SunSibility have enabled our 7 year old daughter and us to enjoy a summer outside.

    (Solihull)
  • 22/09/2016

    Jenny Fullard

    I have been extremely pleased with the clothing I have purchased from Sunsibility. I have had many skin cancers removed due to the drugs I have to take following a kidney transplant. Wearing 50 UVA clothing when outdoors I feel I am doing all I can to protect myself.

    (Dorset)
  • 07/01/2016

    Mr Clatworthy, Taunton

    After I had viewed online the various hats that I was interested in I sent an email to SunSibility. In no time at all I had a reply that was very helpful and contained not only information on hats but also other helpful ideas on what might fulfil my needs.What struck me was the interest the person I was dealing with had in wanting me to feel satisfied with my enquiry. The excellent customer care was very refreshing, and I now have a top quality product as well. Top marks for SunSibility. When I wear my hat in Corsica and Sardinia I will grin.Mr Clatworthy, Taunton

  • 23/01/2015

    R G

    I have been wearing it daily when going out for the past week and I am finding it very comfortable and useful

    (West Sussex)
  • 11/12/2012

    Clare Hill

    It went perfectly with my outfit and, because the colours were so great, it went with loads of my other clothes so there was hardly a day it didn’t get worn!

    (Barnet, Herts)
  • 21/03/2012

    Else Merete Callesen

    First of all thanks to SunSibility for a very good service and good first time experience. My new hat and suit has made it possible for me to go on summer vacation.

    (Denmark)
  • 23/12/2011

    Elaine Smith, Preston

    I was so pleased with the suit, it was really comfortable to wear and surprisingly cool. I now feel that thanks to Sunsibility and the Stingray suit, I can go on holidays to the Tropics without a worry; whereas after the issue I had with Melanoma, I had thought I'd never be able to go to places like that again. I could enjoy all the water sports without a care of sunburn and it's potential skin hazards.

    (Elaine Smith.)
  • 26/10/2011

    RJ, Stratford-on-Avon

    With the sun hot and high all day, it made all the difference for my wife.

  • 31/08/2011

    Tracey Newman, Worcester

    "SunSibility Clothing enabled me to work - Very Happy "

    (Tracey Newman, Worcester)
  • 31/08/2011

    Bridgette Whitmore

    Really Pleased, This gave my mum a new lease of life on holiday

    (Bridgette Whitmore, Little London)
  • 18/08/2011

    Konstantionos, Athens

    You do everything to keep the customer satisfied.

    (Konstantinos, Athens)
  • 15/07/2010

    Rebecca Davenport

    I was very impressed with the sun protection they provide. I felt absolutely safe, and at the same time, the fabric was cool and comfortable. The breeze passed through easily, making them very pleasant to wear. Companies like yours are a god-send to me, and I would be happy to help spread the word.

    (Sheffield)
  • 04/07/2010

    Julia Rose ( Fiji )

    Have recieved the order and very pleased with the umbrellas ! Many Thanks x

    (Fiji)
  • 01/06/2010

    Lynn, Essex

    Comfortable, light, washes well & doesn't need ironing-what more could you ask ?

    (Essex)
  • 25/05/2010

    Raven Draikini

    I nearly had kittens when I saw your fabulous range of clothing, my only problem is what to choose, now I'm gagging at the bit to get it ordered!

    (North Yorkshire)
  • 06/02/2010

    Alan Summers

    Keep doing what you do please. These gloves have made a huge difference to my life !

    (Warminster)
  • 18/01/2010

    Elaine Davis, Berkshire

    Excellent service, beautifully presented, an exemplary 'package' Fashionable & Stylish Armour - Able to face Mr Sun with Confidence !!

    (Berkshire)
  • 16/01/2010

    Wendy Elsmore, Fashion Expert on ITV'S This Morning ( May 2008 )

    This company, absolutley amazing...Take a look you'll love them - Brilliant !!

    (Fashion Expert on ITV'S This Morning )
  • 16/01/2010

    Mary Curran

    Thanks, I am really pleased with my dress. The colour, fit and length are great. Your Sun Protective clothing has been wonderful over the years in allowing me to enjoy the sunshine.

    (Glasgow)
  • 15/01/2010

    Christine Maier

    Very good fit, lovely colour and cut, Outstanding service !

    (London)
  • 15/01/2010

    Diane Martey

    Fantastic customer service, speedy delivery & excellent great value products

    (London)
  • 01/01/2010

    Katherine Kelly from Coronation Street

    Can't begin to tell you how brilliant your products are and how amazing you've been

    (Coronation Street)
  • 26/08/2009

    A Nicholson

    They are comfortable, wash up brilliantly, great fit and best of all don't need any ironing !

    (Carshalton, Surrey)
  • 19/08/2009

    Stephanie

    Hi Angeli, my hat just arrived, it's fabulous ! Exactly what I was looking for !

    (Notting Hill, London)
  • 01/08/2009

    Anna Pugh

    One of the best weeks of my life ! It felt like being let out of a cage.

    (Bedford)
  • 22/05/2009

    Claire Walker

    I spent the whole holiday wearing my SunSibility clothes and couldn't be happier.

    (Bedfordshire)
  • 09/02/2009

    Jenny Stevens

    I have been sunsensitive for my whole life and it has been a daily struggle but I have now found the solution !

    (Dubai)
  • 17/01/2009

    Tina Chandler

    Showed it to many doctor friends.

    (Southampton)
  • 18/06/2008

    Janey Lee Grace ( writer & presenter ),

    I have just found a wonderful company called ‘sunsibility...’

    (www.imperfectlynaturalwoman.co.uk)
  • 15/05/2008

    Wendy Elsmore, Fashion Expert on ITV'S This Morning ( May 2008 )

    This company, absolutley amazing ! Take a look you'll love them - Brilliant !!

    (ITV'S This Morning )
  • 20/03/2007

    Steve Williams

    We got the suits yesterday and the kids love them !

    (Florida)
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