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Enjoy the New Coolibar Spring Collection

Our new spring collection is here and is ready to help you enjoy the sun while staying protected. We are excited to show off the amazing designs that we’ve been working on. It may surprise you that our team starts working on collections two or more years before you see the final clothing in our online store. They put care and intention into every garment knowing that they are focused on our mission of helping people with sun related medical conditions and preventing everyone else from getting one.

Our women’s spring collection features a new paisley print in three different colors, a bright coral, fresh mint, and a classic black and white.

You’ll love the way that these attractive new style repel UV rays. With smart features like stand up collars and thumbholes for coverage plus flattering details like ruching, our swim collection makes a perfect travel companion on your spring break trip.

Our fresh mint is on trend with the color of the year another fresh green.

Also, continuing forward with our classic stripe in both black and white and navy and white.

Get excited for graphic tees– brand new to our kid’s section! There are 6 new designs just for the youngsters to enjoy and no one will know that they are wearing their sun protection.

Every single item of clothing that Coolibar sells is UPF 50+ which means that it blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays. UPF is the rating for sun protective clothing while SPF is for sunscreens. SPF in sunscreen speaks to the amount of time that you can stay protected. UPF is different and has to do with the UVA and UVB rays that get through the physical barrier of the clothing. UPF 50 is the highest rating that clothing can receive and we are extremely proud of our extensive testing practices. Each item will help you enjoy your favorite activities under the sun without feeling the burn afterwards.

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5 New Items from Spring That You’ll Love

Our new spring collection is here and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about some of our favorite items.

Lace-Up Rash Guard:

With a detailed lace-up neckline and a slightly fitted design, it might be easy to forget the sun protective benefits this Long Sleeve Swimshirt has to offer. Made from our quick drying, lightweight, UPF 50+ Aqua Suntect fabric, which is salt water and chlorine resistant, this rash guard mixes guaranteed UPF 50+ sun protective features like thumbholes for the delicate skin on your hands, with sophisticated style for an easy transition from recreational swim to lunch at the bistro. Offering the UV protection you depend on, this sporty rash guard is a versatile swimwear staple you will want to add to your rotation.

Shoulder Lace-Up Dress:

Made of buttery soft material, our Shoulder Lace-Up Dress is a fresh take on one of your favorite styles. With an asymmetrical crew neckline and prominent lace up detail, you will look sharp for any occasion but remain cool enough for the hottest summer day. Perfect as a poolside bathing suit cover up but worthy of a garden party, this smartly casual lace up dress is sun protection that is just what the doctor ordered.

Ruche Cowl Neck:

Sure to become your favorite sun protection piece, you will love this Ruche Cowl Neck for the perfect blend of uv coverage and overall attractiveness. Keep the sun off your back (and neck) in style with the asymmetrical rushing that ties at your right hem and a cowl that becomes a cool loose hood to shield your face in an instant. This sporty cowl neck pullover is easily worn for comfortably soft everyday attire, but designed with non restrictive French terry fabric and thumbholes for an impromptu bike ride!

Chambray Shirts:

Our relaxed fit Chambray Shirt is a modern day classic made of fabric so soft you will want to live in it! With UPF sun protective coverage woven right into the fibers, you’ll delight in the effortless sunscreen benefit while you enjoy the outdoors worry-free. Comfortable and lightweight to keep you cool, this easy to style Tencel denim top is soft-washed for a vintage work shirt look and easily layered.

Easy to dress up or down, our versatile and flattering the Chambray Tunic Top is a classic piece with our sun protective twist. Smartly tailored with a button placket at the neck, roll-up sleeves with button tabs, and chest pockets with a secure button flap, our women’s chambray shirt provides relaxing comfort with stylish elegance. Perfect for everyday and made for travel, this leightweight shirt is velvety soft, forgiving and best of all, machine washable.

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We can’t wait to see you at the AAD!

We are excited to meet you at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in sunny Orlando, Florida. Stop by our booth #1432 to see our new spring collection, get to know our fabrics, and learn more about how sun protective clothing can help everyone stay safe in the sun.

We want to continue to work in partnership with you to keep the world safe from sun damage, to protect those who suffer from a sun-related medical conditions and to prevent everyone else from developing one.

Tag us on social media with #coolibarderm or stop by our booth wearing your favorite Coolibar gear and you will have a chance to win a $200.00 Coolibar gift card. So pack up your favorite Coolibar attire and strike a pose. We can’t wait to see your Coolibar favorites on display in sunny Orlando!

Coolibar guarantees UPF 50+ protection from the first day our product is worn until the last day. Our fabrics are thoroughly tested at independent labs to ensure each product exceeds our UPF 50+ standard. We test multiple samples from every dye lot of every fabric we use. Our UV testing exceeds all American standards. That’s why we are endorsed by experts worldwide and recommended by dermatologists like you.

Thank you for being a loyal Coolibar customer and for recommending Coolibar sun protective clothing, hats and accessories to your patients and family.  See you at the AAD!

-Team Coolibar + Heather, Ashley, Alex, and Christie

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Resort 2016: Inspired by Morocco

Wonder often. Wander Always.

This season, we’ve wandered to hot places where sun protection is essential and arrived at our inspiration in Morocco, a coastal country rich in intricate hand-painted tiles, vibrant markets and brilliant coastal waters. The country’s Mediterranean climate is similar to that of southern California, with lush forests in the northern and central mountain ranges of the country, giving way to dryer conditions and inland deserts further south east. We taken inspiration from all parts of the country from the palms of Casablanca to the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Sun protection is key when going on an adventure to a far away place. When you wear Coolibar, you know you are protected with UPF 50+ protection that blocks 98% of both UVA and UVB rays. This will keep the sunburn at bay wherever your skin stays covered from our soft and luscious fabric that contains tiny little sun blocking particles.

When you are out taking in the sites, smells, and feel of the country grab a customer favorite. The famous Oceanside Tunic Dress now comes in an amazing pattern perfect for everyday elegant protection inspired by the title around the markets while wandering around Morocco. Our sun protective styles in patterns modeled after ornate hand-painted tiles in corals and pinks make you feel like you are always on vacation even if you are just exploring your hometown.

After taking in the markets, jump right in to the beautiful blue waters. Our best-selling Ruche Swim Shirt with adjustable length on the side and a stand-up mandarin collar is perfect for those searching out the blue. Blue is abundant in this North African country. Local artisans look to the sea and sky for their color palette. We were particularly inspired by the diversity of each local from the spice markets to the dessert. It always came back to taking in the water that we can never get enough of in a very sunny and warm climate.

You won’t ever want to leave once you’ve explored in your new sun protective wardrobe. Take it with you wherever you wander this year!

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What is Waxed Cotton?

Waxed cotton is cotton with a wax woven into or applied to the cloth. It originated in the sailing industry in England and Scotland and became widely used by many for waterproofing. Early mariners noticed that wet sails were more efficient than dry sails, but due to their weight slowed the ships down. In the 15th century, mariners applied fish oils and grease to their sails. The result was efficient sails in dry weather, lighter sails in wet weather. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and in this case, wax cotton has been used ever since.

We chose waxed cotton for the Merino Collection because it is great for cooler weather and is a rugged, natural fabric that will look better with some wear and tear. All our new wax cotton hats feature a 100% cotton canvas with a wax type finish. This non-greasy finish will show marks and wear as part of its authentic heritage, getting better with age.

Each hat is custom crafted with unique performance details like a packable roll-up feature, chin cord, plaid cotton lining, ear flaps, these hat exceed all rigorous testing measures for sun protection and offer a 3 inch or larger brim for coverage. Finished with a wax and oil process, our UPF 50+ wax cotton hat are impervious to rain and snow- and actually look better with wear.

Our women’s Waxed Cotton Kettle Hat is water resistant with a 4 inch brim. This sun hat is loaded with character and ready to deliver UPF 50+ sun protective style. This Wax Cotton Sun Hat is packable, weather resistant and ready accentuates your look. Stylish features like the plaid cotton lined crown and the adjustable fit will ensure this little beauty becomes one of your favorites! The best part is this sun hat will take on the most extreme abuse and look even better with wear.

Touches like a leather crown band and interior sweatband make our Men’s Waxed Cotton Fedora a must have for the season. Not just your ordinary Waxed Cotton Fedora this hat offers the best in travel friendly features: a roll up design for easy packing, a chin cord with toggle for security, a plaid cotton lined crown and leather crown band trim for on-trend style. The best part is this wax cotton hat is made of 100% cotton and finished with a wax and oil process that makes it impervious to rain and snow.

This men’s hat features plaid fold down ear flaps for superior coverage. The Wax Cotton Cap made in a traditional baseball style with a 4” bill and side grommets for breathability. Stylishly lined with a plaid cotton crown, this wax cotton baseball cap requires easy care spot cleaning and features comfort ready fold down ear flaps for unexpected weather and versatile style. This hat is made of 100% cotton finished with a wax and oil process that makes them impervious to rain and snow.

This wide brim, Waxed Cotton Boonie Hat delivers ultimate sun protection with a 3 inch brim that provides sun coverage, but not so cumbersome that you cannot move your head about freely. Go ahead and wad it up and jam it in your fishing vest or travel bag, we promise with a little unraveling, this wax cotton boonie hat will march right back into wearable shape. Stylishly lined with a plaid cotton crown, and comfort features like adjustable drawcord fit, chin cord for security and comfort ready fold down ear flaps make this boonie cap your new favorite. The best part is this hat is made of 100% cotton and finished with a wax and oil process that makes it impervious to rain and snow.

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What is Merino Wool?

There’s many reasons why choosing a few key pieces for your wardrobe with a merino wool blend is important. You can thank us later when they become some of your most used items for any season. Merino wool comes from the Merino breed of sheep that originated from Spain and now is domesticated in Australia. This amazing breed of sheep produces the wool that has an excellent warmth to weight ratio and has a softness that you won’t find with other wool and wool blends.

Merino sheep provide the finest fiber for the softest wool. Our Merino wool blend is sourced from sheep that grow their wool under extreme conditions, making their wool the best suited for year-round comfort. Coolibar’s technical fabric blends wool and viscose from Bamboo with a hint of Spandex for fit and washability.

Unlike other merino fabrics, the Coolibar merino wool blend is unique and perfect for those trying to stay protected from the sun. Our blend is as soft and lightweight as your favorite t-shirt, beautifully machine washable and naturally anti-bacterial to manage odor. It is also UPF 50+ rated meaning that it blocks 98% of both UVA and UVB rays. We created this blend specially for those who want to enjoy the outside comfortably.

We want to go where ever you want to go! When creating this blend because we wanted to keep it lightweight and make sure that it breathed and insulated at the same time, making our Merino Wool Collection perfect for year-round temperature changes. It also is not uncommon for user to wear garments for multiple days in a row, this make any of our items perfect for those who travel lightly. If you are taking a trip to Europe this winter, the natural anti-bacterial nature of merino wool will make your packing goals much easier.

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Get Ready for Fall with These 4 Key Pieces for Your Wardrobe

Crisp cool fall air makes us grab the sweater that we had stashed away when summer came out in full force. It’s time to take out your fall wardrobe and start thinking about what you need to update your wardrobe for this year. Sun protective clothing isn’t just for the strong summer sun, while UVB rays lessen as the earth turns away from the sun, the intensity of UVA rays is not reduced. UVA rays are very strong. These rays penetrate clouds, glass (in your house and in your car) and reach deep into the layers of your skin.

Keep these four items in mind when you prepare to update your fall wardrobe:

#1 Merino Wool Open Front Cardigan

Your Coolibar favorite is back with the NEW merino wool cardigan. Travel friendly and made to keep you covered with extended rib knit sleeves, thumbholes in the cuffs and a stylish longer length, we have added front patch pockets and a sun protective hood for optimum coverage.Our Merino Wool Open-Front Cardigan is soft to the touch, moisture wicking and temperature regulating making it the perfect layer for the cool and warm transition days of the season. You”ll fall in love with where this cardigan hits and how easy it is to pair with items that you already own.

#2 Ponte Pant

Move through the seasons with our travel friendly and ultra comfortable Ponte Pants made of a Spandex blend to hold their shape and always UPF 50+ protection. These knit Ponte leggings feature an elastic waistband, mid-rise fit and a full length pant that hits at the ankle. Striking the perfect balance between pants and leggings, this flattering look will be a cozy staple you cannot resist for everyday comfort with a little stylistic flair.

#3 Merino Wool Shawl Wrap

You have just found the most versatile and easy to wear accessory for the season! This Merino Wool Shawl is the perfect complement to your wardrobe as it may be worn as a wrap, scarf or a shawl. The ultra soft, temperature regulating fabric is ideal for the transitional days of warm or cool weather. This shawl wrap features arm hole openings and delicate fringe detail at the hem for a more polished look. The lightweight, bulk free design make it a wonderful travel companion or add on layer for comfort and style.

#4 Merino Wool Hoodie

Our Merino Wool Hoodie is designed to be soft, stretchy and breathable. With rib knit detail on the sleeves and hem, a casual fit and an overlapping petal back, it is easy to forget the added UPF 50+ featured benefit, due to the element of style this piece presents. The minimalist traveler will love our Merino hoodie for its lightweight fabric, which packs well, resists wrinkles and is machine washable!

Add any of the four items to your already existing fall wardrobe to help you stay safe in the sun. We hope that this helps you get some inspiration for your own fall wardrobe.

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