THE SOLAR SYSTEM® STORY
Welcome to the Solar System® 2010 online catalog of men’s sun protective clothing and accessories. We challenged our design team to create the most comfortable sun protective clothing collection while preserving the Earth’s precious resources. With unwavering commitment and unrelenting attention to every last detail, we’re proud to have created Solar System®, a premium collection of clothing and accessories that provides maximum skin protection while keeping you cool and comfortable, allowing you to enjoy life in the sun.
The Solar System® collection consists of breakthrough sun protective eco-friendly clothing that provides effective sun protection, permanently! It never loses its ability to block the sun, helping to prevent advanced aging and skin cancer. Solar System® clothing is ultra-soft, quick-dry and anti-microbial, finally making sun protection cool, comfortable and odor-resistant.
Innovative design and technology are at the core of what makes Solar System® clothing. Every detail of Solar System® is designed with a single goal in mind: “Harmony between Man, Sun and Nature.” Solar System® designers know that anything which doesn't provide more sun protection, comfort, environmental benefit or innovation simply doesn't belong in Solar System®. They know because when they're not making Solar System® products, they're wearing them. Connect with us and be part of the Solar System® story.
SUN PROTECTION - THE REASON FOR SOLAR SYSTEM.
Sunshine represents warmth and light given by the sun’s rays and provides the energy that sustains life on our planet. It’s a happy and cheerful sounding word, but in fact, the sun’s rays can cause irreparable damage to our skin, even on cloudy days. Most people don’t realize that regular clothing lets through a surprising amount of UV radiation.
Physicians have become increasingly aware of the increase in skin cancer in the world and that all people need to protect themselves from harmful UV radiation. The danger caused by UV radiation includes skin cancer and permanent, sometimes blinding, damage to eyes and premature aging such as wrinkling and age spots. Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB), considered invisible light, penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and our skin. UVA, which penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB, plays a major part in skin aging and wrinkling, and causes significant damage in areas of the epidermis (outermost skin layer) where most skin cancers occur.
UVB, the primary cause of skin reddening and sunburn, tends to damage the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer and a contributory role in tanning. Its intensity varies by season, location, and time of day. The most significant amount of UVB occurs between 10 AM and 4 PM from April to October.
Clothing is rated for its level of UV protection according to an Ultraviolet Protection Factor or UPF. Whereas some other sources provide only protection from UVB rays, take comfort in knowing that Solar System® clothing offers “Broad Spectrum Coverage”, protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Compared to sunscreen lotions, Solar System® is less expensive, as it is bought only once, but lasts for many seasons, and more effective since the sun blocking protection never wears out.
Spending warm summer days out in the sun is fun for the whole family, but you need to be smart about sun exposure. With a little know-how, it’s possible to protect your family from sun damage while still enjoying life in the great outdoors. Rest assured that Solar System® will provide you and your family with the sun protection it deserves. You can now enjoy life in the sun, without a side order of guilt™.
Solar System® promotes harmony between man, sun and nature. When it comes to protecting the earth, choices matter. We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer. The products you buy every day make a difference. Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet. Virtually all of Solar System® clothing is made with Organic Cotton and Recycled Polyester. Can you think of a better way of protecting your health while protecting the environment?
Benefits of Clothing Made with Organic Cotton: eliminates water and soil contamination from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals, protects your skin from irritants found in chemicals, and one shirt made from organic cotton eliminates 1/3 lb. of synthetic fertilizer and other farm chemicals.
Benefits of Clothing Made with Recycled Polyester: curbs air pollution from incinerators,creates less air, water and soil contamination,
reduces non-biodegradable landfill waste,lessens dependence on oil, and one shirt made from recycled polyester uses about twenty (20) 2-liter plastic bottles,or 50,000 shirts will prevent 1,000,000 plastic bottles from occupying space in the landfill.
SOLAR SYSTEM® SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING & SUN HATS
Solar System® provides certified sun protective clothing, rated for its UPF protection, for individuals that identify with the outdoor, active and casual lifestyles.
Our exceptionally high quality finds its way in to all of our garments, including men’s UV and UPF shirts, men’s UV and UPF t-shirts, men’s UV and UPF polo shirts, men’s UV and UPF jackets, men’s UV and UPF pants, men’s UV and UPF swim wear, men’s UV and UPF rash guards, UV and UPF sun hats and caps.
Proprietary eco-friendly fabrics, such as our recycled polyester and organic cotton that offer excellent UV and UPF sun protection are treasured by customers of all ages and are offered in a wide variety of styles.
Our X-Factor Technologies™ helps you keep you properly ventilated, cool and dry, fresh and clean, free from stains, and protected from the sun. In another words, we crammed a whole lot of technology in here, just to make you more comfortable.
Solar System® offers the outdoor, active and casual enthusiast the clothing and sun hats they can use for years with complete confidence. We design and develop breakthrough technologies and spur innovations that set us apart from competitors and continuously explore new frontiers in sun protection clothing. We invite you to connect with us and be part of the Solar System® story.