OUR BRAND


WHAT DOES SOLBARI MEAN?

Solbari is the solar (sol) barrier (bari) you wear. All our products protect your skin with an effective solar barrier against UVA and UVB rays.

Learn more about Solbari's mission here.

WHERE ARE YOUR HEADQUARTERS?

Solbari is an Australian company based in Melbourne.

DO HAVE STOCK IN STORE?

Our products are currently only available online. Please contact us at info@solbari.com if you require any assistance with making a purchase.

DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO?

Absolutely. While skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, it is also one of the most preventable. About 90% of skin cancer cases are linked to ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure from the sun. At Solbari we are passionate about preventing skin cancer and we are on a mission to reduce the rates of skin cancer not only in Australia but around the world. 



SIZING AND SOLBARI FABRICS


ARE YOUR GARMENTS TRUE TO SIZE?

Our garments fit true to size. They have a nice flattering shape without being baggy or too tight. Before you purchase, we strongly recommend you check our size chart against your measurements. Once you know your size with us, you can buy the same size for all your other Solbari garments. 

You can find our size guide on our product pages, under 'customer care' in our menu, or you can click here.

WHAT SIZE DO YOUR MODELS WEAR?

Jyselle Wears Size X-Small: Height - 5'11" (180cm), Bust - 34" (86cm), Waist - 26" (66cm), Hips 35'' (88cm).
Steven Wears Size Large: Height - 6'2" (188cm), Chest - 41" (104cm), Waist - 35" (92cm).

MY SKIN IS PRONE TO IRRITATION, CAN I WEAR SOLBARI?

We also cater for people with skin conditions and those who need to avoid sun exposure for medical reasons. Our Sensitive fabric is made of natural and certified organic fibres. They do not use harmful chemicals, insecticides or pesticides. They are gentle on the skin, naturally soft and anti-odour, lightweight and rated UPF50+.

CAN I WEAR MY SOLBARI IN THE WATER?

Yes but only our 'Active' and 'Swimwear' range are suitable for chlorine and sea water exposure. We highly advise that you rinse your garment in cold water after chlorine and sea water exposure.

For more information on the benefits and uses of our fabrics, click here.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COOLASUN AND SENSITIVE?

Our styles come in 4 different fabrics, all of which have been tested and rated UPF50+ protection:

Our  CoolaSun fabric is our most light-weight fabric which has been designed to keep you cooler in warm conditions. It has a soft and silkier feel than our other fabrics.

Our  Sensitive fabric is made of organic cotton bamboo. It is also super soft and breathable.

Our Active fabric is moisture-wicking, breathable and offers more durable stretch.

Our Swimwear fabric is lightweight, water and chlorine resistant and unlike other rash guards, it is not skin tight.

You can find out more about our fabrics by clicking here.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY SOLBARI?

Always read and follow the washing instructions on the care label for the garments and the swing tag for the hats. You can also find the washing instructions by going directly to the product page and clicking on the "Fabric Details" tab.

DO YOU SELL YOUR FABRICS?

We do not sell our fabrics.



OUR UPF50+ RATING


WHAT DOES UPF MEAN AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. This indicates how much of the sun’s UV radiation is blocked by the fabric before it reaches your skin. Our rating is the highest achievable, which is UPF50+ on all our products. This means that 98% of broad spectrum UVA and UVB rays are blocked by the fabric and cannot damage your skin. Our products act as the sun barrier that you wear.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UPF AND SPF?

UPF is the protection rating given to Fabrics and SPF is for Sunscreen.

DO ALL SUMMER GARMENTS HAVE THE SAME SUN PROTECTION AS SOLBARI?

No. Solbari gives you the highest sun protection possible of UPF 50+ and covers large areas of your skin and blocks more than 98% of UVA and UVB rays.

In comparison, most other summer clothing provides very little protection. Research shows that a thin white cotton t-shirt only has a UPF of 5 leaving your skin exposed to sun damage.The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends sun protective clothing as the first line of defence against the sun, then comes sunscreen.

DO REGULAR COTTON AND BAMBOO GARMENTS PROTECT LIKE YOUR SENSITIVE FABRIC?

No. Our Sensitive fabric is different to other cotton and bamboo fabrics. Our certified organic cotton and bamboo are grown without the use of chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilisers. It took 18 months to develop it. Our team worked closely with scientists and fabric experts to obtain the highest sun protection factor of UPF50+. You can think of it as sun protection SPF50+ built inside the yarn of the fabric.

DO I NEED TO WEAR SUNSCREEN IF I WEAR SOLBARI CLOTHING?

You need to wear sunscreen on areas which are not covered by your Solbari.

If you are wearing a hat, we recommend that you still wear sunscreen on your face and neck as UV rays can be reflected from the ground, water and snow.



SHIPPING AND RETURNS


DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

Solbari ships to over 100 countries.

For more information on shipping, click here.

I NEED TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE MY ITEM. HOW DO I DO THIS?

Click here for instructions on how to return or exchange your item.



HOW CAN I KEEP MY SKIN SAFE FROM THE SUN?


HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ON HOW TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY SKIN AND INFORMATION ABOUT SKIN CANCER?

We keep you posted through our informative blog. To receive it, please sign up using the form at the bottom of this page.

DO YOU GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE?

No, we don’t. We are not medical doctors. If you have questions relating to your health or skin, you need to contact your GP or dermatologist directly. 

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