Fun in the Sun Blog

Why ‘clothing is king’ when it comes to sun protection.

Why ‘clothing is king’ when it comes to sun protection.

Can you trust sunscreen?  As a Cancer Council spokesperson told us at a recent school event, when it comes to sun protection, ‘clothing is king’.  So what does that mean for ‘slopping’ on sun screen, and can we trust it?  Our answer is a ‘yes' - with reservations - based on our own research. Life is not a laboratory! The first issue is making sure you apply the necessary amount. Cover every exposed area on your kids accurately, 20 minutes before going out in the sun.  Then repeat every two hours or more often. As parents, we know this is not always...

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St Michael's Golf Club – Our favourite testing laboratory

St Michael's Golf Club – Our favourite testing laboratory

It's hard work, but someone has to do it The government's labs at ARPANSA are where our fabric is checked for its ability to withstand harmful UV rays. You can find out more about how they do it from this video. Our fabric passes the UPF 50+ threshold with flying colours, which means they act as a great barrier against harmful UV rays. But how comfortable are they to wear? This is where, as a co-founder of the business, I have to put my arms on the line to spend four and a half hours in the sun walking round...

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Being sun smart on the cricket field

Being sun smart on the cricket field

The Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke recently shared his on-going challenges with skin cancer on social media. The 38-year-old shared a picture on Instagram revealing he had gotten “another skin cancer cut”.

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Forrest Primary embraces Crazy Arms sun-protection sleeves

Forrest Primary embraces Crazy Arms sun-protection sleeves

Our first Crazy Arms design competition was a huge success. Students at Forrest Primary School Canberra were asked to come up with their designs for Crazy Arms. With nearly 500 designs to choose from, the judges had a hard task. Winners were chosen by the school staff, pictured here with Crazy Arms Founders Stephen and Martin, and Belinda from the Cancer Council.

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