At Splashbylo, we understand that respecting our planet and ourselves is essential for attaining environmental and personal balance. Every day, we commit to creating a textile industry in keeping with global well-being.
Aitex, the Textile Technological Institute, a technology centre dedicated to scientific and technological research in the textile industry, awards quality certifications to different items of clothing after they’ve been strictly analysed. That’s why we’re very proud to announce that we’ve obtained the UV Standard 801 label certification from Aitex. This certification demonstrates that our fabrics, after having undergone a range of quality analyses and being tested in extreme situations (prolonged sun exposure, wet fabric, stretching, washing, abrasion, dry cleaning, etc), block the passage of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to our skin.
It’s extremely important that we protect ourselves from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV rays), especially in summer. We usually think that if we use a good sunscreen with UV protection on the uncovered parts of our body, it’s more than enough to protect us from the impact of the sun, but this isn’t the case. The majority of natural fabrics such as cotton and linen allow UV rays to pass through and affect our skin, leading to future damage and disease. That’s why it’s very important to make sure that the clothes we wear have optimal protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
UPF (the abbreviation of “Ultraviolet Protection Factor”) is a material’s capacity to prevent ultraviolet radiation passing through it. There are different degrees of protection depending on the type of fabric: 2 – 5 – 10 – 15 – 20 – 30 – 40 – 60 – 80. Our Coral item, made from recycled fabrics, provides UPF-80 sun protection. UPF 80 is currently the highest factor obtained, ensuring that the fabric protects from UVA and UVB radiation at a percentage higher than 97%.
In addition to offering maximum protection against ultraviolet rays, our fabrics are made from recycled materials and ecological dyes that are environmentally friendly, since we feel there is a great need to commit to a sustainable, quality textile industry.