We prefer sustainable & organic materials which are naturally sun protective and made in the USA. In fact, we visit our fabric suppliers frequently. All of our fabric printing and tie-dying is done in California, where eco-friendly dyes and safe & healthy working conditions are adhered to.
In order to achieve the highest levels of UPF 50+ sun protection, utilizing the lightest weight fabric, we sometimes use imported fabric, but our imported fabrics must be bluesign® approved. A bluesign® certification offers the highest level of consumer safety, by employing methods and materials in their manufacturing process which conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and our planet.
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 we always send it away for professional UV testing before we even consider buying it for our 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. We source fabrics with even higher levels UV sun protection, in the lightest fabric weight possible and our fabrics have received the prestigious Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation. This seal certifies to you that our fabric UV 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.
Fabric Profiles & Properties
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.
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.
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.