Fun in the Sun Blog

How top sports stars stay unflappable!

How top sports stars stay unflappable!

Whether it is the world’s top football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, our leading Australian woman golfer Minjee Lee, or cricket’s up-and-coming Big Bash star, Jofra Archer, they all have something in common. When it comes to arm-wear, they prefer the short sleeve top, with arm sleeves worn underneath. Long Sleeves are the opposition! There’s nothing worse than a long-sleeve sports shirt. The bottom of the sleeves just flap around. Not the distraction you need, when lining up a free kick, hovering over a putt, or rolling your arm over at 14Okm/h.  Short sleeves give you the freedom, but arms need protection...

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Why we love our kids to play outdoors

Why we love our kids to play outdoors

Mornings on the beach. One of the great joys of parenthood are early mornings on the beach. Coffee in hand (recycled cup, please), we can watch as our kids are playing in the sand, running in and out of the gently breaking ocean, stimulated by nature. Kids enjoy the sensory engagement with sand and sea, figuring out the fundamentals of science and engineering without the need for a special STEM classroom. We observe teamwork lasting far longer than we would normally expect, often only interrupted when one of the big kids (i.e. parents) want to get in on the act,...

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Why we need to forget our childhoods, when it comes to sun protection

Why we need to forget our childhoods, when it comes to sun protection

Co-Founder Jason Rance reminisces about sun protection in the 70's, the impact of early skin damage, and what inspired the development of Crazy Arms.

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Improving the health of our oceans

Improving the health of our oceans

Recycling ‘ghost’ fishing nets. Every year, around 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or discarded in our seas and oceans (source: Al Jazeera - Earth Rise, “Fish Net Fashion”, May 2015). The gear traps, injures, mutilates and even kills hundreds of thousands of sea animals. Abandoned fish nets, known as ‘ghost nets’, are usually lost in storms, snagged on reefs or even tangled when boats operate in crowded waters. The Healthy Seas Initiative retrieves these nets and give them a second life. They work with local fishermen to retrieve the nets and instead of just sending them to a...

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