Sun50 fabrics provide chemical-free sun protection making them safe for the most sensitive skin. Our UPF 50+ protection does not wash out because we do not dip, dye, or spray our fabrics with any UV treatments. We rely on the integrity of our long-lasting fabric construction, which is better for you and better for our planet. All Sun50 fabrics have received the prestigious Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation for superior sun protection. Learn more about Skin Cancer Foundation.
Sun50 apparel is proudly made in the USA. We monitor, inspect and produce the highest quality apparel without compromising on style details, our plant, or the people who make our clothing. Your Sun50 clothing is made to last and we thank you for helping us reduce our carbon footprint by supporting ethical sourcing and manufacturing.
Earth Friendly Fabrics
Sun50 will only source fabrics which are safe for the environment, recycled, or biodegradable because we are on mission to reduce our carbon footprint. The fabrics we use are more durable, reusable, less toxic, less resource-intensive, and safer for the environment, wildlife, and people. Your investment in Sun50 apparel helps protect our planet, enhance your health and helps to reduce your carbon footprint for future generations.
At Sun50 being eco-friendly, sustainable, high-performance and buttery soft is just the beginning. We demand our fabrics provide the highest level of natural UV sun protection, free of harmful chemical treatments, to enhance the quality of your life.
We may fall in love with a fabric, but it must pass professional UV testing with the highest UPF rating results (UPF 45-50+), before qualifying for Sun50 apparel production. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends broad-spectrum sunscreen (protects against UVA and UVB rays) of SPF 30 or higher to reduce skin aging and risk of skin cancer. We take this recommendation seriously. All Sun50 fabrics exceed the dermatologist recommended level of UV sun protection (SPF 30) and our fabrics have received the prestigious Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation. This seal certifies to you, our UV fabric testing has been professionally reviewed by a trusted team of scientists and medical doctors who comprise the Photobiology Committee for The Skin Cancer Foundation. The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation garment tag proudly hangs from every Sun50 style. Our goal is for you to enjoy wearing our lightweight fabrics with confidence.
Good for You and Good for Our Planet Sustainable Fabrics.
Fabric Profiles & Properties
Seaside UPF 50+
We chose a Tencel with an Organic Cotton blend to define our Seaside UPF 50+ fabric for the smooth, soft, luxurious-to-the-touch feeling it provides. Keeping comfort, sustainability, quality and superior sun protection top of mind, this fabric drapes well, feels slightly cool to the touch and is very easy to wash, then wear again and again. We even added a special salt wash to make this fabric look and feel vintage from the moment you put it on.
Untethered Blues UPF 50+
Our biodegradable Tencel fibers create this premium chambray fabric. Looking crisp like denim yet it’s soft and smooth to the touch. It’s lightweight, breathable, and perfect for any occasion, dressed
up or down.
SolaMar UPF 50+
Blending the Latin words for comfort and sea, our easy-to-wear SolaMar Fabric has a crisp, beachy appearance. Cooling and gentle-to-the-touch, this fabric is buttery soft, lightweight, and ready to perform in formal or casual settings. Prefect for pack and wear travel.
Seascape UPF 50+
Just like the beauty and flow of the sea, this fabric is light and soft feeling looking much like linen, yet soft to the touch and not rough or stiff. The eucalyptus fibers are naturally antimicrobial, cooling and sweat-wicking making this a great choice for travel and sun protection.
Seapointe UPF 50+
Organic cotton is gradually winning over ground both on the farm and in the marketplace. This eco-friendly fabric has a noticeably ultra-soft texture and a relaxed feel. Making this fabric fabulous for summer days or nights.
Hand-Dyed Summã UPF 50+
Our beautiful, limited-edition, hand-dyed Summã fabric is created in small batches just for Sun50. This Summã fabric is cut into two-yard increments, which then are individually dyed by hand to achieve the ocean inspired motif. The Tencel fibers readily absorb dye, making the environmental impact of this decorative technique as low as possible. This exclusive tie dye process takes several days to complete and the results are truly breathtaking.
Summã UPF 50+
Made from the finest Tencel™ modal fibers, our Summã Fabric, is the most exquisite, soft-to-the-touch, made in California knit you’ve ever known. Gentle on your skin, like your favorite t-shirt, this fabric offers a gorgeous drape and provides natural thermal body regulation with fluctuating weather conditions. Exceptionally soothing, with a cool feel, our Summã Fabric is made of cellulose - the core component of all plants on earth - which is renewable and biodegradable. Planet friendly.
SōCō UPF 50+
Inspired by the gentle breeze of the Southern California coastline, our silky SōCō Fabric delicately caresses your skin and sways gracefully on your body. So soft and light you will forget it’s actually a shield of sun protection.
Our SōCō Fabric Plus offers just a bit more sun protection. Otherwise these two fabrics are exactly the same
Saltair UPF 50+
Inspired by the northern California coastline’s Mediterranean climate -warm and dry in the summer and cooler and wetter in the winter, this lightweight Saltair Fabric has it all. At your fingertips you will be prepared for a range of weather conditions
Our chemical free DWR keeps droplets of water in a rounder shape allowing water to easily roll off the fabric. From sunshine to rain this fabric keeps you comfortable and protected.
Breakwater UPF 50+
The breathable, resilient, tender ribbed nylon fabric is used to create our rash guards offered in a vibrant blue, luminous white and intense black. Quick-drying when out of the water and flexible while in, this fabric will leave you more than satisfied. Offering adjustable thumbholes and UPF 50+ sporty seams for individuals who compete in athletics to those relaxing on a beach during a sunny day.
Shoreline UPF 50+
These dazzling boards shorts are beautifully crafted with recycled nylon, demonstrating our mission to a maintain a sustainable company. The chlorine, saltwater and pill resistant fabric stretch to accommodate any body type in any condition, from in the water to the gym. The supple elastic, quick dry, UPF 50 fabric is foolproof for outdoor activities under the sun’s rays.
Sundurance UPF 50+
The most breathable micro-mesh, high performance sport fabric on the market. Constructed with chemical-free sun protection, this lightweight and cooling fabric is a polyester/spandex high stretch blend, which cools in the heat and wicks away moisture from your skin. Wet or dry, this antimicrobial fabric shields unwanted UV rays as the most ultra-thin layer, no need to reapply or worry about sunburn, without compromising your comfort. Machine washable. We recommend you hang dry to prolong the lifetime of this fabric.
Sol-Play UPF 50+
A buttery smooth, recycled polyester and spandex blend fuse together to create this winning sport look. The light weight, quick-drying fabric allows for a completely sun protected day on the courts. With 19.25 recycled plastic bottles in the UPF 50+ Sport Dress it’ll have you looking and feeling like a winner.
Sun-Sport UPF 50+
Durable performance pique fabric that is perfect for a long day on the course or the court. Our Pique fabric made from recycled bottles is Four-way stretch, UPF 50+ sun protection, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant, extremely breathable and lightweight.