Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, worldwide. However, it is highly preventable.

Sun protective clothing is the first line of defence against the sun's harmful UV rays. It's also the simplest way to stay safe; clothing provides a physical block that doesn't wash or wear off, and unlike sunscreen, there's no need to reapply!

Just one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.

Skin Cancer Foundation

At SunKin, our dedication extends beyond safeguarding children's skin from sun damage; we are equally committed to promoting awareness about the importance of adopting sun-safe practices from a young age, across all seasons.

Our Story

Within one year of moving to South Africa from the UK a few years ago, I noticed a significant increase in wrinkles on my face and hands. I doubled up on sunscreen immediately, but the realisation that the South African sun could cause obvious skin damage so quickly, stayed front of mind.

One school day morning, I was applying sunscreen to my son's face, arms and legs (because who puts sunscreen on under their children's clothes?) and started wondering how much UV protection his clothes offered.

The first statistic I read floored me... the average white t-shirt only has a UPF rating of 7!

And so began the fruitless online search for sun-protective clothing for my children.

That was the day SunKin was born.

Dee x