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Sun Protection

Testing process and procedures

How can you trust the 50+ UPF rating given by ARPANSA?
There are various procedures that is associated with this process...


Sun protection, why we should invest.

We now live in a world full of change; some good and some bad. Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats to our current world is climate change and its effect on the everyday individuals ...

How is our fabric different to your normal clothes?

Clothing is our first line of defence against the harmful radiation of the sun and it’s important that we know and understand that just like different sunscreens, different materials and fabrics have varying degrees of protection ...


Everything you need to know about UPF.

UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is the measure of the amount of UV radiation that is able to pass through the fabric to the skin’s surface. UPF ratings are unique to fabrics and those with the highest UPF rating of 50+ will allow ...

Sun protection testing and ARPANSA explained.

All of our garments are certified UPF50+ by ARPANSA, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. They are the sole governing body and authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety in Australia. At SParms, all of our fabrics are independently tested ...



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