The Dangers of UPF Clothing Popularity: SPF vs. UPF
May02

The Dangers of UPF Clothing Popularity: SPF vs. UPF

Just received my latest Tea Collection magazine for the kids. I love their design, durability and fit for my boys.  I was excited to see rash guards, but fair warning, it is marketed as “SPF 40.”  The norm in the clothing industry is a UPF not SPF label. My concern here is that they may be jumping on a sun protection clothing bandwagon without really understanding their materials or the market and possibly putting an...

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Sun Protection Clothing Product Review: Coolibar Spring 2014
Mar19

Sun Protection Clothing Product Review: Coolibar Spring 2014

Coolibar is a tried and trusted brand for me when shopping for sun protection clothing.  Coolibar always offers new pieces that broach fashionable and their product has never let me down for sun protection.  All garmets are machine washable and they hold fit and function.  There are no special washing instructions and they pack and wear well.  Additionally, while their designs work to incorporate elements of fashion, they also pay...

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Was She Cold or Was I Hot?
Nov14

Was She Cold or Was I Hot?

I recently ran the Chicago Marathon with my dearest friend.  We were randomly paired together as freshmen year roommates by the computer system at Northwestern University. Apparently it knew something we didn’t, because we have been best friends ever since.  We couldn’t be more different in many ways but found a deep friendship by appreciating and respecting those differences. I was recently reviewing the photos from our...

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The Rash Guard Gets a New Look
May09

The Rash Guard Gets a New Look

Now is the time to be hip and sun conscious.  Lucky for those of us living a new sunality, rash guards are very “in” this summer and come in a variety of looks.  I have personally been sporting the rash guard for three years now and it often secured me many a curious stare.  It was hard to find a rash guard with style and without some major branding across the chest.  I currently wear an Athleta style.  But now, just look...

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Athleta Offers Summer Styles with UPF Ratings
Mar21

Athleta Offers Summer Styles with UPF Ratings

My newest favorite brand of clothing is Athleta.  They offer active lifestyle clothing with UPF 50+ coverage.  Swim shirts, dresses, pants and tops, you can find coverage options to fit the style of most summer time athletic adventures.  Athleta’s UPF 50+ Selections  

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i play Swimwear Great Sun Protection for Kids !
May22

i play Swimwear Great Sun Protection for Kids !

If you are looking for great kids swimwear with style, cuteness, functionality and UPF sun protection then look no further than i play (http://iplaybabywear.com).  They offer a variety of designs for girls and boys which will make your life a bit easier at the beach and offer skin cancer protection to your children.  Did you know that 25% of our skin damage is done in childhood? i play swimwear, coverups and hats all offer UPF 50 and...

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