UPF 50+ Resort Wear

Our mission is to keep your skin safe from the damaging effects of the sun by offering you chic clothing that makes sun protection instant, effortless and beautiful. Parasol’s resort wear serves as a physical barrier against 98% of the sun’s damaging rays without any chemical coatings. Read More


Love The Sun, But Protect Your Skin

The sun emits two types of damaging rays, known as UVA and UVB rays, both of which are widely known to be the primary cause of skin cancer and premature aging. UVB rays mainly cause the skin to burn; the skin darkens in an imperfect attempt to prevent further DNA damage. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply, breaking down the collagen in the skin, resulting in a loss of elasticity that causes the skin to sag, wrinkle and age prematurely.

Sun Protective Clothing Is The Best Defense

Because it acts as a physical barrier against both UVA and UVB rays. The Mayo Clinic had determined that sun-protective clothing is the best form of sun protection. You should also know that all clothing does not protect you from the sun. People are surprised to learn that a regular t-shirt typically has a UPF rating of 5 and most summer clothing actually provides less protection than SPF30 sunscreen. And when regular clothing gets wet, it can lose up to 50% of its sun-protective value.

It’s Never Too Soon To Be Sun Smart

Just one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life. So protecting your children now means reducing their risk of disease as adults.

Measuring Your Protection

UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor, and indicates how much of the sun’s UV rays are absorbed by the fabric before reaching your skin. A UPF rating of 50 means that only 1/50th or 2% of the UV radiation can penetrate the fabric.

No Compromises, No Regrets: Parasol Raises The Bar For Sun Protective Swimwear

Parasol’s protective clothing absorbs 98% of the sun’s radiation before it hits your body both in and out of the water. Our swimwear knits have been tested following the strict Australian/New Zealand testing standard 4399:1996, pursuant to which they have been rated “excellent,” which is the highest rating under that testing system. Parasol’s knits have also been tested pursuant to the AATCC US testing standards and are rated UPF 50+. Parasol’s sun protective resort-wear assures ultimate protection. Parasol’s swimwear knits are made from the finest Italian Lycra that is specially constructed to provide ultimate sun protection free of chemical coatings. The fabric is light-weight, breathable and quick drying.