"Largest Selection of
UV Clothing & Swimwear Products on the Internet!"
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Alex and Me is the original Sun
Protective UV Clothing and UV Swimwear Company. We started in 1997 with being
one of the first companies to import UV Sun Protective Swimwear from Australia,
and now we have the largest selection of UV Clothing and UV Swimwear products
on the Internet with close to three dozen different UV Sun Protective name-brands.
We are considered industry experts in consumer UV Sun Protective Clothing,
UV Sun Protective Swimwear and other UV Sun Protective items. Our thousands
of UPF/SPF rated items are designed for any lifestyle and for any member in
the family - whether UV swimwear and UV clothing for infants, children, teens
or adults. We also sell RIT Sun Guard laundry additive, which adds a SPF 30
to your existing clothing and swimwear. We are proud to feature UV Swimwear from CWear and
Sun Busters UV swimwear from Australia, NoZone UV Swimwear and UV Clothing
from Victoria, British Columbia, BluKuda from the U.K., MaxOut, Tuga, and
UV Skinz from sunny California, SunSafe from Florida, and Koala UV and Cabana
Life from the Northeast. Other brands include: Patagonia, Coppertone, Blue Lizard, San
Diego Hat Co., AquaDesign, SplashSkins, PonchoPals, MyFirstShades and Soleil
Chic. All Alex and Me Sun Protective UV clothing carries UPF / SPF Skin Protection
of UPF 25 - 50 (UPF is the SPF equivalent for UV clothing and UPF50 being
the Highest rating one can get). We sell UPF / SPF Sun Protective Clothing
and Sun Protective Swimwear including: UPF / SPF protective swim shirts, UPF / SPF swim
shorts, UPF / SPF board shorts, UPF / SPF rash guards, UPF / SPF athletic shirts, UPF / SPF skirts,
and of course UPF / SPF protective swim suits.
UV exposure is an ever increasing health threat for everyone. However, Alex and Me's products are designed to keep the fun in the sun alive.
UV Sun Protective Clothing and UV Sun Protective Swimwear (UPF / SPF Clothing) started over a decade ago and originated from Australia, the land down under, where they really know about the risks of too much sun. Not soon after, the Alex and Me Company was founded to import and sell such UV Clothing and UV Swimwear to our loyal customer in the United States. Alex and Me is the original UV Clothing and UV Swimwear internet company, its all that we do, and now we sell multiple UV clothing name brands and styles to fit any lifestyle.
Alex & Me now carries many choices of UV clothing and UV Swimwear fabrics and styles thatall provide a UPF of 50+. These new styles, and some can be very fashionable, can essentially block out all the damaging UVA and UVB ray,s and in turn, one needs only to apply sun block to the remaining skin areas that are exposed. To this end, Alex and Me carries UV shirts, UV shorts, UV hats, and UV swimsuits that all carry a UPF of 50+ in many styles that not only can be used for swimming, but for gardening, cycling, jogging, and even just going out for a day of shopping.
SPF if for Sunscreen; UPF is for Clothing & Swimwear. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.
Some manufacturers and even some websites describe their clothing as
SPF protective. However, as we all know, SPF was designed for and
describes a sunscreen's protectiveness and not clothing. However......UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor.
To help the consumer better determine the unique protection a garment
UPF rating system has been developed. The UPF rating system was first
developed by the Australian Government to inform and protect their
citizens from the sun's very harmful rays in the Land-Down-Under.
Shoppers should only consider
buying a UV garment that as a UPF rating (Ultraviolet Protection
Factor) and moreover, from a reputable company and/or manufacturer that
promotes the UPF rating system. Such great and widely know companies as
Patagonia, Marmot, Columbia, Speedo, Sportif, and RailRiders only use
the UPF rating system. Alex & Me Company was the first multi-brand
UV Retail store in the US and to this end, we only carry such brands
that use the UPF System to ensure our thousands of loyal customers that
they are only getting the very best protection from their UV sun
protective apparel item.
Sun Tan Lotion, the most common way to prevent sun damage in the US, can be somewhat effective if it contains the right ingredients and it’s diligently applied every hour and half and/or immediately after swimming. Other than that, the only real precaution is to cover up and perhaps spoil the fun - even if you cover up, a regular cotton shirt only has a sun rating of 7UPF and then 4UPF when it’s wet.