Since 1997, The Alex & Me Company has offered many different types of sun protective baby UV hats, children uv hats and adult uv hats. Our SPF/UPF sun protective apparel is fashionable, cool,comfortable, lightweight and recommended by thousands of dermatologists for their SPF/UPF protection.
The Alex & Me Company began as a UV swimwear company back in 1997. Since then, we have grown to over two dozen name brands of quality sun protective UV swimwear and UV Clothing. All our UV swim and UV clothing fabrics have been tested to prevent the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays from damaging a child's skin and the UV swimwear is highly resistant to chlorine and salt water damage. As with all are UV clothing and UV swimwear....... no sacrifices are made when it comes to our designs / styles and now with all our new brands, there is truly a UV Sun Protective style for ever mother's and child's taste!
Your Quick Guide for Sun Protective Clothing and Swimwear:
SPF is 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.
Below is the
Australian/New Zealand Standard for Sun
Protective Clothing and Swimwear, which is now considered the industry standard in rating such sun
Health Note: UPF Sun Protective Clothing and UPF Sun Protective Swimwear is specifically designed to block the
sun’s harmful UV radiation from damaging the skin (widely known as UVA/UVB/UVC
rays). Exposure to such UV radiation can
not only cause sunburn, but also long lasting damage resulting in premature
skin aging and/or skin cancer. To help the consumer better determine the
protection a garment has, a UPF rating system has been developed.