Play hard, Stay safe


It is on this page that you will find useful information about UVA and UVB rays and the effects thse can have.  There will also be downladable information available on the web site or available by email.

The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric. It is very similar to the SPF rating system used for sunscreens.

A garment with a UPF of 50 only allows 1/50th of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass through it. In other words, it blocks 49/50ths or 98% of the UV radiation.

The summer has now given way to the glorious english autumn but soon enough thoughts are bound to turn to the next vacation or city break etc  For some of us this will be about where you go next summer.  Others may be planning a winter break to hot and sunny places or to winter sports where the exposure to the suns rays are just as strong,  Remember - it is not the heat that means UVA/B rays are present but simply exposure to the sun light. Hot or cold the suns harnful rays will be there to greet you. Either way make sure you remember to enjoy it for the right reasons. This is an article that should remind us all to protect ourselves properly.  Sunwise UVA Ltd exists to provide clothing that protects from the sun whilst allowing you to enjoy the summer where ever you are.

Most people understand that taking sun safety precautions during the summer months is a must, but we think people don't realize they need to protect their skin year-round - even when indoors. The temperature may drop and the sunlight may be less intense, but the amount of ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation that reaches earth remains strong, even during cooler weather.

While ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, the main cause of sunburn, are strongest in the summer, ultraviolet A (UVA) rays remain constant throughout the year. UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface. Although they are less intense than UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent, and even go through glass, making sun protection necessary indoors as well as out.  No doubt you will have seen modern office blocks made with tinted glass.  The tinted glass looks fab but its also been coated with a UVA/UVB proetcive layer giving the workers the same protection as Sunwise clothing.