Tech - Materials - Sun Protection

Years of Searching.

For years we have been surfing in standard cotton tees as a form of protection from the sun. But cotton doesn’t last or feel comfortable when wet. So we set about making a material sourced specifically to overcome these concerns. A material that’s light weight, dries fast, doesn’t overly stretch when wet and is ridiculously soft. While ensuring it maintains SPF30+ in-water shirt protection. We went through a lot of prototypes and testing until we nailed our brief. One touch and you’ll see why we went to the effort.

100% Recycled Polyester Knit.

All our Follow Sun Tees are made from 100% recycled polyester knit. Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester but takes less resources to make - in terms of quality it is identical to virgin polyester but its production requires 59 percent less energy.

Quick Drying Polyester.

Our Quick drying Polyester material is designed with a highly absorbent layering that then evaporative water more quickly than other materials, allowing our Sun-Protection Tees to dry much faster than traditional fabrics.

Moisture Wicking.

Our specialized fabric is designed to quickly draw moisture away from the skin, efficiently transferring sweat to the outer surface of the material where it can evaporate more readily.

Anti Odor Fibers.

A revolutionary textile that has been specially developed to combat the everyday door caused by activity. Its advanced synthetic fibres are inherently resistant to odour-causing bacteria.

UPF 30+ Sun Protection.

UPF 30+ sun protection material provides a crucial shield against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, offering reliable defence against prolonged sun exposure. The UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating indicates the level of protection the fabric provides against both UVA and UVB rays. With a UPF 30+ rating, the material blocks at least 97% of UV radiation, significantly reducing the risk of sunburn, skin damage, and long-term effects such as premature aging and skin cancer.