Fun in the Sun Blog

Crazy Ocean Creatures - Kids Competition

Crazy Ocean Creatures - Kids Competition

We’re running a fun Art Competition open to all kids from pre-school to year 6 as part of our support of the Bondi Ocean Lovers Festival. Sadly, due to Covid-19 the event was cancelled, but we are continuing our competition online. There are pairs of Crazy Arms and craft prizes to be won. Enter online by March 31st 2020. How to enter the competition Easy. Your kids create a fun sea creature painting or drawing. Click: Take a picture of the artwork, and email it to us at competition@crazyarms.com, along with child’s name (first name only), age, and preferred design and size of Crazy Arms....

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Can Crazy Arms protect you after the sun goes down? (UPDATED)

Can Crazy Arms protect you after the sun goes down? (UPDATED)

Nothing ruins a summer evening more than the constant buzzing of mosquitoes. If you or one of your family are particularly prone to mosquito bites, it can turn a relaxing evening into a sleepless night. Products containing DEET (N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) or picaridin are proven to be effective in repelling insects and are used in most over-the-counter brands.  These are deemed safe to use through both research and experience over the years.  However many people continue to search for natural alternatives, concerned about unmeasurable long term effects both to humans and the environment. So a question we have been asked is whether...

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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 Crazy Arms 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.  It means spending four and a half hours in the sun, walking...

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