Welcome to a reflective journey through 2023, a year that has been nothing short of extraordinary for us at SunSibility. As specialists in UV protective clothing, we’ve always been passionate about offering not just protection from the sun, but also style and comfort. This year, we’ve seen our efforts and dedication come to fruition in ways that have exceeded even our own expectations.
From innovative fashion statements to impactful collaborations, 2023 has been a year where we’ve pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in sun safety and fashion. We’ve embraced challenges, celebrated milestones, and most importantly, we’ve done it all with the unwavering support of our incredible community.
As we look back, we’re filled with gratitude and pride for what we’ve achieved. It’s been a year of growth, learning, and immense satisfaction. Join us as we revisit the highlights and memorable moments of 2023, a year that has truly been a landmark in our journey at SunSibility.
Stay with us as we unfold the tapestry of our achievements and adventures from the past year. Here’s to a journey of innovation, style, and sun safety!
A Year of Accolades
2023 has been a landmark year for SunSibility, marked by a series of prestigious awards that have recognised our commitment to innovation, quality, and excellence in the field of UV protective fashion. Each accolade is a testament to our team’s hard work and the support of our community.
- Most Innovative Independent Fashion Business: This award is particularly close to our hearts. It acknowledges our continuous effort to blend style with sun safety, creating fashion that’s not only protective but also trendsetting.
- UV Protection Specialist of the Year: Being recognised as a specialist in UV protection is a significant honour. It underscores our dedication to providing the highest standard of sun protection in every product we design.
- Outstanding Personal Achievement & Outstanding Innovation: These awards are a nod to the relentless pursuit of excellence by our founder, Angeli Jackson. Her vision and creativity have been the driving force behind our innovative designs and business strategies.
- Most Independent Fashion Business & Protective Clothing Brand of the Year: These accolades celebrate our unique position in the market as a brand that prioritises both individuality and protection. Our approach to fashion is tailored to those who seek both style and safety in their clothing choices.
- Best Sun Protection Accessories Company 2023: Our range of sun protection accessories has been recognised for its diversity and effectiveness. We ensure every accessory meets our high standards for UV protection.
Each of these awards are not just a recognition of our past achievements but also motivation for our future endeavours. They reinforce our commitment to continue innovating and leading in the UV protective clothing industry. We are immensely grateful for these honours.
The New Beach & Resortwear Collection
The year 2023 marked a significant milestone for us at SunSibility with the launch of our New Beach & Resortwear Collection. This collection is the culmination of extensive time, investment, and collaboration in pattern and product development, ensuring we bring only the best to our customers.
Our journey in creating this collection was one of meticulous craftsmanship and artistic collaboration. We partnered with some of the most prestigious specialists in London, known for their unparalleled skill and attention to detail and finishing. This collaboration allowed us to refine our designs to perfection, ensuring each garment is not just a piece of clothing, but a work of art that offers superior sun protection.
The collection itself is our commitment to style, comfort, and protection. Each piece has been thoughtfully designed to provide UV protection while ensuring that our customers look and feel fabulous. Whether it’s a day at the beach or a resort holiday, our Beach & Resortwear Collection offers the perfect blend of fashion and functionality that you can simply put on and go.
From elegant dresses to breezy cover-ups, each item in the collection reflects our dedication to quality and style. The fabrics are carefully selected for their UV protective properties and are crafted to provide comfort and durability. The 28 neutral colours, classic bolds and brights are chosen to make a statement, ensuring that our customers stand out in both style and sun safety.
This collection is more than just clothing; it’s a celebration of sun-safe fashion. We are proud to offer our customers a range that allows them to enjoy the sun responsibly without compromising on style. The New Beach & Resort Wear Collection is not just a product launch for us; it’s a reflection of our passion for bringing sun safety into the mainstream fashion conversation.
Collaborations and Partnerships
In 2023, SunSibility continued its strong tradition of collaboration, a key aspect of our approach for over 10 years. We’ve partnered with innovative brands and organisations to broaden our impact and enhance what we offer. These collaborations, both new and ongoing, are vital to our progress, introducing fresh ideas and expanding our capabilities. We’re always eager to explore new partnerships that bring exciting and effective sun protection solutions to our customers.
- New Brand Collaborations: This year, we were thrilled to collaborate with dynamic brands such as Lanuuk (full coverage swimwear), SPF Lab (sunscreams), Groove Pixel (photographer & videographer), Healthy Magazine (journalist & writer), and Simon Nogueira (photographer). Each partnership brought something unique to the table. These collaborations allowed us to diversify our product range and offer our customers even more choices in sun-safe fashion.
- Long-Term Business Partners: We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our long-term business partners. Their ongoing collaboration has been a cornerstone of our success, providing us with valuable insights, resources, and support. These enduring relationships go to show our shared commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of UV protection. Wallaroo UK (Hats), DA BRIM (Visors), MANISAFE (Gloves), FOSTER GRANT (Sunglasses), and Swimwear Brands & Sun cream companies.
- Support from Organisations: At SunSibility, our commitment to supporting those who are sun sensitive has always been at the forefront of what we do. This began with listening to and designing for communities like Lupus UK and the Vitiligo Society, organisations we’ve worked with since our inception. Their members are at the very heart of our mission. Collaborating with these and other organisations, including Melanoma Focus, has been incredibly rewarding. These partnerships have not only allowed us to contribute to important causes but also to create wearable, attractive, and multifunctional designs that meet the needs of sun-sensitive individuals. Together, we’ve raised awareness about sun safety and provided practical, stylish solutions for those in need.
These collaborations and partnerships reflect our belief in the power of working together towards a common goal. They have enabled us to grow, innovate, and make a meaningful impact in the world of sun safety and fashion. As we look back on 2023, we are filled with gratitude for these fruitful partnerships and excited about the possibilities they will bring in the future.
Community and Customer Appreciation
As we reflect on the successes of 2023, our hearts are full of gratitude for the incredible support and loyalty of our community. You, our valued customers, have been the driving force behind every innovation, every product launch, and every milestone we’ve achieved this year.
- A Big Thank You to Our Customers: Your continued support and custom mean the world to us. Each feedback, review, and story shared has not only inspired us but also helped us improve and grow. Your trust in our products fuels our commitment to providing the best sun protective clothing and accessories.
- Support from Friends, Family, and Business Associates: Our journey would not have been the same without the unwavering support of our friends, family, and business associates. Your encouragement and belief in our vision have been a source of strength and motivation. We are thankful for your companionship and guidance throughout this incredible year.
- Looking Forward to 2024: As we bid farewell to a remarkable 2023, we are filled with excitement and anticipation for what 2024 holds. We promise to continue our mission of providing stylish and effective sun protection, and we look forward to introducing more innovative products, engaging in meaningful collaborations, and expanding our community outreach.
To each and every one of you who has been a part of our journey – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your support has been a gift, and we can’t wait to continue this journey with you in 2024 and beyond. Here’s to a future that’s bright and sun-safe!
Brand Ambassadors and Expansion
2023 was a year of significant growth and outreach for SunSibility, marked by exciting new faces and expansion into new horizons.
- Welcoming New Ambassadors: We were delighted to introduce our fantastic new ambassadors, the super stunning @tia_does_travel and the gorgeous @markus_s._walz. Their passion for travel and sun safety aligns perfectly with our brand ethos. They have not only brought a fresh perspective to our products but also helped us reach a wider audience, spreading the message of sun safety and style, so thank you.
- Introducing SunSibility in Cyprus: This year also marked our geographic expansion, most notably with our introduction in Cyprus. Our presence at Paphos Airport and the stocking of our collection at Pearls & Shells are milestones we are incredibly proud of. This expansion has allowed us to bring our message of sun protection and fashion to a new and enthusiastic market.
- Collaboration with Amanda Moss and Lifestyle Magazine Cyprus: Our expansion efforts were bolstered by the support of Amanda Moss of Lifestyle Magazine Cyprus and Liverpool Fashion Week. Amanda has been a huge support this year, not just as a collaborator. Through our work ethic, characters, and passion, we feed off of each other and a true friendship has formed in under a year. Her expertise and influence in the fashion industry have been invaluable in introducing SunSibility to a wider audience.
These developments represent not just our growth as a brand but also our commitment to making sun-safe fashion accessible globally. We are excited about the opportunities these new ventures bring and look forward to making more such strides in the future.
The Heart of SunSibility – Our Team
At the core of SunSibility’s success in 2023 is our dedicated and talented team of tailors and dressmakers. As always, they are the diamonds behind the scene. Their skill, love, and care in crafting each product have been the backbone of our brand’s reputation for quality and excellence.
- Tribute to Our Tailors and Dressmakers: Every piece of clothing and accessory that comes from SunSibility is a product of meticulous craftsmanship. Our team’s commitment to quality is evident in the precision of their work, ensuring that each item is not only aesthetically pleasing but also provides superior sun protection. We take immense pride in the fact that each order is individually made, tailored to meet the highest standards of our discerning clientele.
- Craftsmanship and Quality: The skill of our artisans is unparalleled, and their dedication to their craft is truly inspiring. They bring a level of expertise and attention to detail that is rare in today’s fast-paced fashion industry. Best of all, it’s all made right here in the UK. This commitment to craftsmanship is what sets our products apart and ensures that our customers receive nothing but the best. Keeping it British born and made!
- A Culture of Care and Excellence: Our team’s approach goes beyond just making clothes; they infuse each piece with care and consideration, understanding the importance of what they create. This culture of excellence is a core value at SunSibility, and it resonates in every aspect of our operations.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our team for their incredible work this year. Their talent and dedication have not only contributed to our success but have also helped us uphold our commitment to providing exceptional quality and superior sun protection to our customers.
Conclusion: Celebrating SunSibility’s Stellar 2023
As we close the chapter on an incredible 2023, we look back with a sense of accomplishment and forward with a vision filled with excitement. This year has been a remarkable journey, marked by significant achievements, inspiring collaborations, and the unwavering support of our community.
The awards, the launch of our new collection, the expansion into new markets, and the strengthening of our partnerships have all been milestones that define 2023 for us. Each achievement has been a stepping stone towards our goal of making sun-safe fashion a staple in every wardrobe.
We are immensely grateful and proud for the journey we have had this year. The lessons learned, the challenges overcome, and the successes celebrated have all contributed to our growth as a brand. We thank each and every one of you who have been part of this journey – our customers, partners, team members, and supporters.
With 2023 setting a high benchmark, we are thrilled to step into 2024 with renewed energy and creativity. We are committed to continuing our mission of providing stylish, high-quality sun protective clothing and accessories. We look forward to introducing more innovative designs, engaging in new collaborations, and reaching out to more communities.
Thank you for being a part of our 2023. Your support and trust in SunSibility have been the driving force behind our achievements. Here’s to a bright and sun-safe future – together, let’s make 2024 another year to remember!