So the big rage nowadays is clothing that blocks UV rays. What I'd like is the opposite -- clothing (shirts in particular) specifically designed to allow UV rays through. Anyone heard of anything like this?
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on March 21, 2010
at 12:01 AM
Here you go:
on March 20, 2010
at 06:06 PM
If you wear clothes made out of a very lightweight cheesecloth, cotton voile, muslin or another such weave that has a very open thread count (less than 100 per inch), then you are actually wearing a garment that has very low UV protection anyway. No untreated/natural fabric can guarantee protection from the sun, that is why synthetic UV shirts have taken off in the way they have - the tightness of the weave/knit (synthetics can weave up tighter than natural fabrics) and the fact that the yarns are impregnated with various substances (silicones, ceramic or glass fibres) before weaving, gives them sun filtration properties, which can then be rated a certain SPF factor.
Buy (or make) a shirt out of cotton voile for instance and you will be allowing sunlight to reach your skin. In addition, wearing clothes out of this kind of airy fabric will allow sweat to escape from your body and keep you cool.
on December 15, 2014
at 03:21 PM
here is yet another company i found during my research against tanning lines ;)