One Item, Five Fashionable Ways: Coolibar Cardigan

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Since 2002, Style Expert Bridgette Raes has transformed the wardrobes and styles of hundreds of clients. Each week, she features one closet staple on her style blog and pairs it with five different outfits for her segment: One Item, Five Fashionable Ways. In honor of New York Fashion Week, we asked Bridgette to use her expert eye and style the Coolibar Vera Coastal Wrap.

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A Lesson in Back-to-School Sun Protection

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

While the teacher doesn’t typically require sun protection, it’s a back-to-school item parents should strongly consider. Not all schools allow hats or sunscreen, and we hope schools change their policies in the near future. All the same, we have suggestions to ensure your child is sun safe.

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24 Marathons in 24 Days to End Childhood Cancer

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

After a medical miracle in his own family, Brian Gruender wanted to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer. Brian is a father of four and president of the Snowdrop Foundation, which provides scholarships to college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors, while also raising awareness and funds for the continued research efforts to find a cure to childhood cancer. Despite his busy schedule, Brian was determined to do something for the children. So this summer, Brian completed 24 marathons in 24 consecutive days.

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Not Pasty

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments

Pasty. With one word, an instant emotional connection occurs. A word some degrade themselves with when spring comes and their skin is pale. According to Jen Adkins, mother and founder of Not Pasty, we’re not pasty. We’re simply the color of our skin. No more, no less. After a life-altering experience, Jen is now working to change people’s perceptions of what it means to be pasty.

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Wiseheart Saves the Dawn – A Sun Protection Book for the Tablet Generation

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments

“Wiseheart Saves the Dawn” is a new e-book geared toward children that teaches sun safe habits. Available on iTunes and Kindle for free, this collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise Program and the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation is an innovative way to reach the tablet generation.

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High Heat Calls for Cool Fashion at the State Fair and Beyond

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments

The Midwest is in the midst of a late summer heat wave. Be sure to take the extra precautionary measures to prevent heat related illness. We’ll show you how to, in style!

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The Sunny Side of UV, Solar Powered Vehicles

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

After two years of student collaboration, the University of Michigan Solar Team is off to Australia to compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the largest solar electric vehicle event in the world. Forty-three teams from across the globe will race approximately 1864 miles from Darwin to Adelaide almost solely relying on the power of the sun.

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Gansett Lifeguards Demonstrate Skill and SunAWAREness

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments

Brian Guadagno, Narragansett Surf Rescue Senior Lifeguard Captain and founder of Raw Elements USA sunscreen, lives for days on the ocean. During his 17 years as an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard, he came to realize the damaging effects of environmental sun exposure and chemical sunscreens. Today, Guadagno continues to spend his days on the ocean in Rhode Island, protecting himself from the sun and his fellow rescue team as well.

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The Sunscreen Squad is Out to Save Tennis Fans

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation and Coolibar team up to protect tennis players and spectators from the sun at the Western & Southern Tennis Open.

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John Barrow – Entrepreneur of the Year, Upper Midwest

Aug 13, 2013 8 Comments

Coolibar is pleased to announce that our President and Founder, John Barrow, was named Entrepreneur of the Year – Upper Midwest by Ernst & Young at the annual selection dinner. John graciously accepted his award with thanks to Coolibar’s customers and team, acknowledging that “Without their hard work and dedication Coolibar would not exist.”

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