Four months after moving to sunny Colorado, I discovered sun damage on the backs of my 32-year-old hands. My hands looked like my granny’s. I prefer to avoid chemical sunscreen and it requires re-application. Unlike sunscreen, the right fabric can reliably protect you from more than 98 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. I needed something for hiking and driving and sun sleeves didn’t exist—so I made my own.
Fast forward several years and Eclipse Sun Products, the company I founded, now makes a line of sun protective accessories and clothing to comfortably cover you up. In fact, the technical fabric provides both unparalleled UPF sun protection as well as producing a significant cooling effect. The matching gloves, sleeves for arms and hands, and shawls are designed for the active lifestyle, sized to fit, and ideal for golfing, driving, gardening, hiking, boating or travel.
Clothing is the best sun protection according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The strategies for avoiding skin cancer and protecting oneself are rather simple. It’s a matter of getting into the habit of being sun-smart. Once it’s part of your routine, it’s easy!
Eclipse Sun Products are recommended by dermatologists. Our mission is to eliminate skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in people of Chinese and Japanese descent. In fact, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Eclipse’s entire focus is on helping people protect their skin so they can be carefree in the sun. All Eclipse clothing is stretchy and light so you will want to wear your Eclipse everyday!