Partnerships & Collaborations
At Sun50, we believe working with people from outside organizations who have different skills and perspectives but share our mission and core values, enriches us as individuals and helps to accomplish collective goals which better our communities and the world.
American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is one of the largest organizations of dermatologists in the world. The AAD is committed to reducing the incidence of and mortality from skin cancer, which is why they launched their SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. This large-scale public awareness campaign is designed to involve the public, the AAD’s membership of more than 20,500 physicians worldwide, other health organizations, media, and for-profit corporations
In support of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign and our own company mission, Sun50 is a proud sponsor and participant of SKIN CANCER, TAKE A HIKE!™. The proceeds from each community hike supports skin cancer screenings, provides grants to install shade structures, and provides sunscreen dispensers to communities throughout the United States. Every step is a step towards a world without skin cancer. So let’s step on it together!
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma.
At Sun50, we take your sun protection very seriously. Before we bring a new fabric into our apparel production, it is UV tested to ensure it achieves at least a UPF 45+ rating. Our UV fabric testing results are reviewed by The Skin Cancer Foundation for safe and effective sun protection. A fabric must have a UPF of 30+ to qualify for The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.
Claire Marie Foundation
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the second most common form of cancer in females age 15-29+. With the incidence of melanoma in young adults rapidly increasing, especially in females, elevating awareness and early detection is more important than ever.
The Claire Marie Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to fighting against adolescent & young adult melanoma through awareness, education and prevention. Founded after the loss of their daughter Claire at the age of 17 to melanoma, the purpose of their mission is to help save lives.
In support of the work being done by the Claire Marie Foundation (CMF), Sun50 has created an exclusive I am Joy UPF 45+ sun scarf in Claire’s favorite color, coral. With the sale of each I am Joy sun scarf, Sun50 will make a $20.00 donation directly to the CMF. Shop Here
Eyekonz Sports Foundation
We are proud to be in collaboration and in apparel development with Eyekonz Sports Foundation. A non-profit organization committed to growing lacrosse and field hockey for children in need. Please help remove barriers (cost, logistics, and perception) which prevent many children from participating in these sports with your donation to Eyekonz. Your contribution will provide an opportunity to create a new lifestyle and future for young children with determination, promise and commitment to their dreams. To Learn about this organization, see our blog.
Big heartfelt thanks to our Sun50 Customers! Together with your help, Sun50 donated new lacrosse and field hockey equipment to the Eyekonz Sports Foundation in May 2020.
"We not only teach them the game, we prepare them for life" - Eyekonz motto
Hear more about our collaboration: The Power of Brand Collaborations for the Greater Good.
Feeding America: Supporting Local Food Banks
The COVID-19 pandemic is shaping our future right before our eyes. This unprecedented time has resulted in nationwide school closures, job disruptions and quarantines, which are causing members of our communities to miss meals at record highs. According to Feeding America, as many as 17.1 million people in the United States may experience food insecurity, which is based on the 30-40% increase community food banks are already experiencing.
Heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to providing meals through our WECARE promotion in April. Together with your generosity, over 1,000+ meals will be distributed to communities supported by The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Heartland. Please donate to your local food bank.
Our Artisan Partnership in Madagascar
With the beautiful craftsmanship of our handwoven tote, we are providing an opportunity to bring employment to women in rural communities who are experiencing poverty, illness, and social unrest. Using centuries old artistry, which has passed from generation to generation, each Sambatra tote is lovingly made in a safe, healthy and happy environment.
Constructed of materials indigenous to the area, each tote is made over an extended period of time, with each tote requiring approximately 30 hours of completion time. The uniqueness of our exclusive design is truly one-of-a-kind, as the by hand production makes each tote a naturally individual statement piece. We’ve limited our run to a total quantity of 100. Keeping our Sun50 core values at heart, we work closely with our artisan partnership in Madagascar to ensure our production is being done ethically and fairly.
Discover why we have aptly named our beautiful and one-of-a-kind tote “Sambatra”, whose translation from Malagasy-English is “happy” and meet our artisan here.