Australia is a land of sunshine and golden beaches. People
of this continent love all kinds of water sports
and they excell in most.But they have to face
more than dangerous sharks.
About 150,000 new
cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in
Australia each year, including about 5,600 cases
of melanoma, which kills about 1,000 people a
year. Sunscreen alone is not enough to protect
people from harsh sun as this is not effective
against all harmful types of rays and growing
ozone holes agravate this danger.
two out of three persons develop skin cancer.
Signs of sun
damage,such as moles, freckles, sun spots, plus
wrinkles, crow's feet and broken blood vessesls,
indicate harmful sun exposure. Most important
protection against skin cancer should start from
childhood, as it takes decades before the damage
is apparent and often irreversible.
of UV radiation are considered to be cummulative.
Also persons with very sensitive skin may need
higher protection than normally reccommmanded.
Girls should keep in mind that "today
bronzed means tomorrow wrinkled and old".
People are more likely to get
sunburn on the beach or when involved in other
Apart from direct
exposure to the sun, the reflection off the water
or sand can give you an increased dose of UV.
The risk of sunburn is
much greater high on a mountain slope because UV
increases by around 15% for every 1000 metres
above sea level. Hats sun glases and
scientifically designed fabrics for clothing
provide the best protection against sun damage to
skin. 15+ to 30+ sunscreen is only additional
while shade under a tree or umbrella is
Our association with the University
of New South Wales where in the Department of
Fibre Science and Textiles is conducted a
reasearch programme in sun protection structures
and rating, gives us first hand information for
our manufacture of UV protective swimwear. While Lycra fibres
provide high UV rating, they never exten above
20% of fibre content. We have to keep in mind
that cotton fibre when wet decreases in UV rating
by as much as 50%. Knitted fabrics will also
stretch and UV rays can penetrate such open
structure, especially on shoulders. Colour of the
fabric play a significant role also.
Manufacturing UV protecting garments require
multifarious technological knowledge which we
have and use in the designs of our swimwear. As in all other
products, we can make swimwear in your club's or
school's colours with your logo. Consult us with
your needs and be surprised with low cost !