Ultra Violet Factor

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.

In Australia, 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.
The effects 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 water-related activities.

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 preferable.

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 !