UV Protective Fabrics

Made with a sun protective coating, our UV Protective Fabrics offer SPF 50+ protection to make staying safe in the summer sun fashionable and easy. For sewing projects like compression leggings, sports bras, and bikinis, this selection of fabric combines function with aesthetics; explore chlorine-resistant sun protection in an expansive range of solid colors and so many exciting patterns! If athleticwear and swimsuits are on the brain, we suggest also peaking into our aloe-infused, water-repellant, or reflective fabrics for alternative options. Take a dive into our selection of UV Protected Fabrics, sold by the yard, today.

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Made with a sun protective coating, our UV Protective Fabrics offer SPF 50+ protection to make staying safe in the summer sun fashionable and easy. For sewing projects like compression leggings, sports bras, and bikinis, this selection of fabric combines function with aesthetics; explore chlorine-resistant sun protection in an expansive range of solid colors and so many exciting patterns! If athleticwear and swimsuits are on the brain, we suggest also peaking into our aloe-infused, water-repellant, or reflective fabrics for alternative options. Take a dive into our selection of UV Protected Fabrics, sold by the yard, today.

How Does UV Protective Fabric Work?

UV protective fabric reduces the amount of UV radiation that reaches the skin. With a unique, tightly woven consistency, UV protective fabric creates a barrier from the sun. Some UV protective fabric is treated with UV-blocking chemicals during the manufacturing process, creating a shield. Typically, color and dark fabrics better absorb UV radiation and are ideal for UV protective fabric.

Importance of UV Protective Fabric in Clothing

UV protective clothing helps keep people safe from the harmful effects of UV radiation, aiding in skin cancer prevention, sunburn prevention, eye protection, and more. UV protective clothing can, in some cases, be more effective than sunblock and can keep its wearer safe from the sun. It’s an ideal clothing choice for someone who is going to be outside a lot in the direct sunlight, whether they’re exercising or working.

Clothing that Requires UV Protective Fabric

UV protection is valuable in clothing that’s going to be worn outside and exposed to the sun for long periods of time. Examples of clothing that benefits from UV protection include swimwear, beachwear, hats, hiking gear, athletic gear, and workwear. These garments offer comfort, breathability, and sun protection, ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts won’t have to face sunburn or overexposure.

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