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November 2013

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Coolibar Black Friday Special

The leftovers are put away and the dishes are done, Black Friday is here! Time to shop from the comfort of your own home and take advantage of great savings on Coolibar Sun Protection You Wear.

The more you shop the more you save, plus FREE SHIPPING No Minimum. Use code BLK13 now through Sunday. Plus save on UPF 50+ Gift Sets for the entire family, Smart & Healthy giving. Shop Now!

 

 

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Inside Coolibar

Be Thankful

The Coolibar office is a buzz this week. We’re all looking forward to a long Thanksgiving weekend, a time dedicated to giving thanks. Some of us will travel far and some just across town to share a home cooked meal with our loved ones. But before we’re off, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on what we’re thankful for at Coolibar.

At Coolibar, we are thankful for…

A fantastic work environment
You may not know that our Minnesota office is home to our entire team. That means our customer service, distribution, marketing, creative and design teams are all under the same roof. We have the unique opportunity to interact with each other daily, reinforcing our shared passion for sun protection – which makes for a fun & engaging work environment.

A SunAWARE message that’s being heard
Skin cancer rates continue to rise, making it the most common cancer in the United States and UV exposure is a leading cause. Skin protection is the easiest method to not only fight skin cancer but also protect from the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging.  As celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Charlize Theron and Kevin Nealon are in the media discussing the need for skin protection the public is tuning in and trading in their tan for a wide brimmed hat and rash guard.

You, our passionate customers
Coolibar customers are the best! You’re smart, passionate and loyal and keep us happily coming to work every day. You started a dialog (before social media) and challenge us to evolve and become even more relevant to your daily lives. Thank you!

Enjoy the holiday, spend time with your loved ones and remember what you’re thankful for.
From all of us at Coolibar, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Coolibar
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SunAWARE

Hugh Jackman Brings Attention to Skin Cancer

Yesterday, actor Hugh Jackman posted a photo on Instagram announcing his skin cancer diagnosis following treatment. He had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose. His photo comes with a warning to be SunAWARE.

“Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”

Skin cancer is the most common cancer and Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common skin cancer with an estimated 2.8 Million cases each year in the U.S. (Source: American Cancer Society) and is caused mainly by UV exposure. Good Morning America discuses the importance of getting your skin checked with dermatologist Dr. Doris Day after Hugh’s announcement. See the GMA segment below.

Hugh is recovering and expected to be just fine, his case was caught early. Hugh’s skin cancer diagnosis is a good reminder for all of us to protect our skin. Be SunAWARE and Be Safe!

*Photo source: Hugh Jackman’s Instagram Account
5 simple steps to prevent and detect skin cancers
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Travel Adventures in Coolibar

Like most companies, Coolibar employees are busy. They devote the majority of their waking hours to Coolibar yet still make time to travel, explore and do the things they love. A true testament to our brand is when an employee takes Coolibar along on their adventure and returns with an even greater enthusiasm for our products and mission. Such is the case with Seth.

Meet Coolibar employee Seth Epstein. Seth has been with us for roughly 8 years in various rolls and currently reports to the Interactive Marketing Department. He recently had the opportunity to not only visit the Philippines but be guided by a resident, a friend serving in the Peace Corps. He took Coolibar with him and shares his thoughts on its usefulness.

My travel buddy (who also happens to be Coolibar’s IT Director) and I packed our favorite Coolibar apparel and even gathered some items to share with my 2 friends living in the Philippines. Despite knowing I work for Coolibar, Gina insisted on reminding me about the importance of sun protection. They had been using massive amount of sunscreen to prevent burning from the intense sun in MogPog.

Considering our Midwestern roots, and my Viking ancestry, the high temperatures and oppressive humidity was almost unbearable. My friends weren’t sure what to expect when I told them I was bringing sun protective clothing. Joe, who had worn cotton shirts with cut off sleeves for 6 months straight to beat the heat, ditched them for a long sleeve UPF 50+ swim shirt. Not having to go through his daily sunscreen ritual to cover his arms was also appreciated. I gave up trying to wear any of my cotton shirts after a couple of days (they were wet and heavy) and lived in my Coolibar the rest of the trip.

Every time I travel with Coolibar, I discover more about the versatility of our fabrics. I spent more time in my aquaSUNTECT clothing out of the water than in. Wearing something quick drying, lightweight, and breathable allowed me to truly enjoy this amazing country, with less distraction from the island heat. I want people to know how amazingly lightweight this stuff is, you can’t go wrong traveling with Coolibar.

-Seth

Follow up note: Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and are recovering in typhoon-devastated central Philippines. Our friends, who are located north of the damage, survived the typhoon and are currently helping with relief efforts.

Me, Joe, Gina & Oumkarn (fellow Coolibar employee)

Quick-dry Coolibar dries despite the humidity

 

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Stress Free Travel Tips

Flying soon? Whether you’re en route to Grandma’s or a family vacay in Hawaii, you’ll more than likely have to battle the airport during the holiday season, which happens to be the busiest time of the year. The long lines are inevitable, but a few shortcuts can help expedite the travel process. We’ve compiled a list of travel tips so you can relax and focus on the good stuff.

 

Packing

      • Travel light. It’s difficult to lug around a heavy suitcase, especially in holiday crowds.
      • Pack smart. Bring items that can do double duty. For example, the Coolibar Ruche Water Jacket can protect you while swimming and be a great throw on for touring around town.
      • Roll your clothing, don’t fold. Packing your clothing neat and efficiently will save room in your suitcase. Our friends at Momtrends offer up the “clothing sandwich” method.

Plan

  • Plan your travel day ahead of time to reduce stress and ensure you catch your flight.
  • Arrive at the airport at least 2 hours early. The holiday season is a busy time, which means long lines.
  • Watch the weather. Depending on where you live (or are going) weather will be a factor in what you bring.

Traveling with kids

  • Bring new toys and books, something that they have never seen before will hold their attention. Tablets are great to play games and watch favorite movies.
  • Don’t forget snacks! Use snacks they are familiar with, don’t rely on airport food.
  • More tips for traveling with kids.

Beat the heat

  • Drink fluids. Just because you aren’t thirsty, doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need water; by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
  • Prevent sunburn. There are few better ways to ruin a vacation than painful burn! Wear sun protective clothing and a hat and remember to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
  • To beat the heat in style, choose from our new head-to-toe UPF 50+ travel outfits that will take you anywhere.

We want to hear your travel tips! Use #CoolibarVacay to share yours.

Sources:
http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/05/travel-tips/
http://www.weather.com/activities/travel/vacationplanner/destination/tips/traveltips_holiday.html

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Sales and Specials

Free Shipping No Minimum

FREE Shipping No Minimum!

Shipping’s on us now through Thanksgiving (11/28/2013). Use code NOV13 in the checkout.

Shop Coolibar UPF 50+ Clothing now!

Details:
Use coupon code NOV13 to receive Free Standard Shipping.
Offer expires at midnight CST on November 28, 2013.

To receive free shipping:
1. Place merchandise in the shopping cart.
2. Select ‘Standard Shipping’ as your shipping method.
3. Enter code NOV13 in the “Coupon Code” box at check-out.
Free shipping is valid to addresses in the U.S. and its territories. Offer excludes international shipping addresses and cannot be applied to previous orders or combined with any additional promotion.
Questions? Please call us: 1-800-926-6509.

 

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John Randle Reviews our Cool Fitness Shirt

If you live in the state of Minnesota, Mr. John Randle needs no introduction. For those of you not familiar, Randle is the former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings and NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer known for his sacks, elaborate black face paint, energy and his mouth. In fact, they say this guy never shuts up, earning him the nickname “Motor Mouth.”

We love a guy with something to say, especially when he’s reviewing our products. Randle has tested almost every athletic shirt on the market and knows a thing or two about workout wear. Because he’s already a fan of our first generation Fitness Shirt we couldn’t wait to get his opinion on our update to the 3D dri SUNTECT® fabric used in our fitness shirts, we’ve added a new cooling feature called COOLTECT™. Our Short and Long Sleeve Cool Fitness Shirts incorporate moisture activated cooling particles that lower skin temperature in addition to a quick dry mesh side panel for improved air flow making the shirts feel ultra cool and lightweight.

John Randle Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010

Randle, a fitness fanatic, works out 6 days a week – running, walking & resistance training. He had plenty of opportunities to test our Cool Fitness Shirt. Below is our Q&A session.

Coolibar: What’s the most important feature you look for in the fitness clothes you choose to wear?
JR: Comfort, durability, longevity and style – it has to look good!

Coolibar: What are your overall thoughts on our Cool Fitness Shirt?
JR: It works great! The shirt is comfortable, wicks sweat, washes well and looks good, unlike some competitors. Each time I wash it, it Looks Fresh. My body felt cooler and I could concentrate on my workout.

Coolibar: How well did the cooling dots perform?
JR: They worked, I felt cooler, while my body heated up. It felt like a cool breeze was coming over me, or like I was running near a vent. I looked and there wasn’t a vent near me.

Coolibar: Did the fabric meet your expectations?
JR: YES! It’s comfortable, breathable and cool. It’s not just a workout shirt, I wear it on the weekends and sometimes even sleep in it too, it’s that comfortable.

Coolibar: Did the fabric stick to your skin?
JR: No, it’s light & breathable. I loved your fitness fabric before, but the new one is even better. It feels so much lighter.

Coolibar: What score would you give our Cool Fitness Shirt on comfort, scale of 1-10?
JR: 10, I Love it! It’s very comfortable. Sometimes I even wash it when I get home so I have a clean one to wear the next day.

Coolibar: Would you recommend this garment to a friend?
JR: Heck yeah! I want all my friends to try it.

Coolibar: Is sun protection important to you?
JR: Yes, it’s Important for a healthy life. I think about sun protection, but probably not enough. Your clothing has changed my perception of sun protective clothing – Coolibar looks great and feels great. I wish more people knew about Coolibar and your products.

A final piece of advice from Pro Football Hall of Fame Member, John Randle: “Exercise is important to your overall health and you need to keep a positive perspective on it. Look forward to your workout and build it into your daily routine, like brushing your teeth.”

Thanks John for making Coolibar a part of your workouts. Our Cool Fitness Shirts for both men and women are 20% off, now through November 21, 2013.

Shop Men’s Fitness.
Shop Women’s Fitness.

John Randle explains why he likes the Cool Fitness Shirt
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Events Inside Coolibar

Live Facebook Forum with Olga Mashkova

Have you ever wanted to meet the creative mind behind Coolibar’s beautiful UPF50+ designs? Would you like to have an opportunity to tell her what you’re looking for and ask for styling advice?

Now’s your chance! Coolibar proudly presents Olga Mashkova, Coolibar Design Director of Women & Children’s for a face to face chat, live on Coolibar’s facebook wall. Olga will be standing by to answer all your burning (pun intended) questions on Coolibar fashion, sun protection and travel. To participate, just click onto the Coolibar facebook page and post away. Everyone is welcome.

Who: Olga Mashkova, Design Director

What: Live Facebook Forum

When: Tuesday, November 19th 

Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm (CST)

Where: facebook.com/Coolibar

A few ideas on what you may want to ask Olga, while we have her full undivided attention.

  • What’s your favorite Coolibar item?
  • What are the big trends for 2014?
  • Travel tips?
  • What would make the perfect gift for the traveler in my family?
  • Help me style my Coolibar wrap.

RSVP yes to the event before Monday, November 18th to be entered into a drawing to win Olga’s top pick for travel this season, our Ruche Water Jacket.

Mark your calendar for the 19th. See you there!

RSVP for a chance to win our Women’s Ruche Water Jacket
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