How do the blankets provide sun
Sunsnapz sun protective blankets are made from tightly woven, weighted cotton/spandex designed to block out the sun's harmful rays. Absolutely no chemicals are added to aid in the fabrics' sun protective properties! Our fabrics surpass the maximum UPF rating of UPF 40-50+. This means that our UPF fabrics block more than 97% of UVA and UVB even after two years wear and tear.
How do I know the blankets really provide protection from the sun?
Sunsnapz sun protective blankets have been UV tested and rated according to U.S standards (the world’s most rigid), which include 40 home launderings (wash and dry), 100 hours of continuous UV exposure, and testing throughout the entire UVB and UVA range using precision electronic equipment. What that means is that SPF fabrics effectively block at least 97% of UV during the equivalent of two years of normal wear and tear. Our fabrics gets also tests every dye-lot of new production to insure that the fabric is always correct and consistent.
What does UPF 50+ mean?
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed. A fabric with a rating of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through. Thus, only 1-2% of the sun’s rays can get through a fabric with a UPF 50 rating, while 98-99% are blocked out effectively. Most standard cotton fabrics have a UPF of only 5-10.
Why is sun protection so important for kids?
Just one blistering sunburn or five non-blistering sunburns in childhood double the lifetime risk of developing melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer. Additionally, three different types of skin cancer have been linked to the amount of sun exposure a person gets throughout their lifetime – this means from birth onward! Sun protection should be a daily part of life from the moment a child enters the world.
How long does the sun protection in the blankets last?
At least 40 wash and dry cycles (equivalent to two years of normal wear and tear). Please note that stretched or wet fabric reduces sun protective characteristics.
How should I launder the blankets?
Wash cold with like colors. Tumble dry on low. Do not bleach. Do not iron.
Where are the blankets made?
All of our blankets are proudly made in the USA.
How can I learn more about sun protection for kids?
Read our blog, visit us on facebook and on twitter. Your child's comfort and safety is our concern so please contact us with any questions.
How can I sell Sunsnapz in my store?
If you are a business owner and interested in selling sunsnapz in your store, please send us an email via our contact page, and we'll be happy to speak with you.
What shipping methods are available?
Domestically, we offer priority 2 day shipping for a $3 flat rate per blanket. For international orders, please contact us via our contact page and we will assist you.
What is your return policy?
Returns are allowed for all unused and un-laundered products within seven calendar days of purchase with a receipt.
Do you sell gift cards?
If you'd like to purchase a gift card, please contact us via our contact page and we'll assist you with the purchase.
What types of payment do you accept?
We offer payment processing powered by Stripe and PayPal, accepting all major credit cards.
How secure is my financial information?
All credit card orders are processed through Stripe which is fully PCI compliant and follows strict AES-256 security encryption. Complete security details can be found here.