UV T-shirts: Aethic X OceanR


Effective UVP Protection.  Made from sustainable materials- recycled polyester (85%) : produced from post consumer plastic that already exists in our environment, and 15% Elastane. Every UV T-shirt is produced from plastic bottles and fishing nets which without intervention, would end up in our oceans!  Lightweight and comfortable to wear, with built in SPF protection. Reduces risk of Sunburn.  Protect your body during prolonged water based activities.

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Understanding UV T-Shirts

Sun exposure is essential for Vitamin D production, but excessive ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage our skin, leading to sunburns, premature aging, and even increase the risk of skin cancer. While sunscreen is a crucial element of sun protection, UV shirts offer an additional layer of defense.

What are UV T-Shirts?

UV T-shirts are specially designed garments that block a significant portion of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Unlike regular shirts, they are rated using the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) system, similar to the SPF rating for sunscreens.

Why Do You Need a UV T-Shirt?Aethic reef safe sunscreen surfer

Here are some compelling reasons to consider incorporating UV T-shirts into your sun protection routine:

  • Enhanced Protection: Even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate through clouds. UV T-shirts offer an extra layer of protection compared to regular clothing, especially for areas typically exposed to the sun, like arms, shoulders, and neck.


  • Broader Spectrum Coverage: Unlike sunscreen, which needs to be reapplied throughout the day, UV T-shirts provide continuous protection as long as you wear them. This is particularly beneficial for activities where frequent sunscreen reapplication might be inconvenient, such as swimming, Surfing, Sailing, hiking, or playing sports.
  • Suitable for Sensitive Skin: Individuals with sensitive skin or those prone to sun allergies can benefit from the physical barrier offered by UV T-shirts, minimizing irritation and discomfort caused by direct sun exposure.
  • Sustainable Choice:  The  UV T-SHIRTS produced together with OceanR, showcase the importance of environmental responsibility. Their UV T-shirts are made from recycled polyester and 15% elastane, minimizing environmental impact compared to conventional materials.

It’s important to still protect all other exposed areas, use a broad spectrum, triple filter reef safe sunscreen which is safe for your skin and for the ocean.

How Do UV T-Shirts Work?

UV protection in T-shirts is achieved through a combination of factors:

  • Tight Weave: Densely woven materials with minimal gaps between fibers offer a physical barrier, blocking UV rays from reaching the skin.
  • UPF Rating: Look for a UPF rating of 30 or higher for effective protection. A UPF 50+ rating blocks over 98% of UVA and UVB rays, offering the highest level of sun protection available in clothing.
      Facts about the Aethic X OCEANR UV T-shirts
      Made from Recycled materials & trash from the ocean

      By using recycled polyester (which is made using either reclaimed ocean waste (e.g. fishing nets), discarded water bottles or post-consumer waste.)  water consumption is being reduced  by 20%, energy consumption by 50% and CO2 emissions by 60%* (*Estimated data on recycled vs conventional polyester).  Recycled polyester can be recycled again, which is why this material is highly valued in the circular economy. Most of the recycled polyester we use is made out of recycled plastic water bottles.

      By choosing Aethic X OceanR UV T-shirts, you’re not just protecting yourself from the sun, you’re making a conscious choice towards a healthier planet and cleaner oceans. We believe in using high-quality, sustainable products that empower individuals to enjoy the outdoors responsibly while contributing to a brighter future for our planet.

      Together with OCEANR,  we also give back to the ocean by supporting coral reef reconstruction and ocean clean-ups.

      Protect yourself

      Aethic take a leap for the ocean     and take a leap for ocean health when you buy this t-shirt


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