Height seeking mountain climbers need to be aware of the dangers of UV at higher altitudes. Paul Ridley of Row for Hope shares his Mountaineering experience with us. “In the thin air climbers encounter above 10,000 feet there is often no hope of protection from clouds, and the thin air and reflective snow makes for dangerous sunburns. While climbing I’ve been sunburned on the roof of my mouth, the underside of my nose, and inside my nostrils.”
Every year over five million people from all over the world visit the Grand Canyon. Less than 1% of those visitors ever reach the bottom. Of those that actually complete the Rim-to-Rim hike, only 8% are women. These statistics didn’t dissuade eight determined women, including The US Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin. “The Grand Canyon Peeke Performers” physically and mentally challenged themselves to complete the rigorous Rim-to-Rim hike as a part of their journey of personal fitness and well-being.
Just like our skin, our eyes are susceptible to damage from the sun. Exposure to intense sunlight for even a short period of time can cause eyes to develop a “sun burn”. Both short and long term exposure to UV rays could create vision problems and eye damage, according to the EPA. By following a few simple steps today you can help avoid eye problems tomorrow.
It’s been over a year since Coolibar debuted our innovative Zno SUNTECT® fabric – now one of our best selling SUNTECT materials. Due to its overwhelmingly positive response, our merchandising team has used it to create several new garments. And now, we’re turning to you, our valued customers, to ask what you think about this fabric.
Back to School with Style!
This Pebble Beach, California elementary school wanted to incorporate sun hats to their school uniform. They ordered 250 of the Coolibar Reversible Bucket Hat.
The hats were issued to the entire student body at the start of the school year, with the rule that all students must wear their sun hat while outdoors to protect against the California sun.
Recently Coolibar was contacted by ABC’s 20/20 about a story on the persecution of those with albinism in Tanzania. Through this connection Coolibar partnered with a non-profit organization called Under the Same Sun, which provides resources to assist those disadvantaged by disability, discrimination and poverty allowing an increased quality of life. Coolibar donated sun protective clothing and hats to two schools in Tanzania, a safe refuge for children with albinism.
Last February, Coolibar attended the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held in Miami, FL. This was the 8th consecutive year that Coolibar exhibited at this meeting and roughly 1,100 dermatology professionals stopped by our booth to say hello and receive a free Coolibar UPF 50+ hat. This year we brought with [...]