5 Summer SunSmart Must Do's

5 Summer SunSmart Must Do's

January 10, 2018

As summer rolls around and the days get warmer and sunnier, it is time to start thinking about sun protection and protecting your skin from the damaging UV rays. As the sun is getting more intense, the more important it is to take precautions as you will never regret looking after yourself and your family.

Here at Cat&i, we love to enjoy the sun and being outdoors so we have complied a list of sunsmart must dos for this summer to help keep you and your family safe.

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4 Super Cool Places To Wear Cat&I Rashies

4 Super Cool Places To Wear Cat&I Rashies

January 07, 2018 1 Comment

Ever looking for ideas of where and when you can wear a rashie to both look great and protect your skin? Well, here are 4 super cool places you can deck yourself out in a chic and stylish rashie and be both glam and SunSmart!

The Pool

Sitting poolside with friends, sipping away on a glass of wine and indulging on antipasto on a gorgeous summer day. Sounds too good! 

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Rash Guards for Christmas Gifts

Rash Guards for Christmas Gifts

December 16, 2017

Stuck with what to buy family and friends for Christmas? Yes, I hear your pain as this happens to me every Christmas without fail. Just when I think that I will be organized and get gifts early, the next thing I know is that it is mid-December!

Here at Cat&i, we have got you covered with some fabulous rash guard gift ideas that can suit everyone and every budget. Read on for some fabulous ideas!

  • Ours women’s rash guard range has been designed with style, fit and of course sun protection in mind. From a long sleeved women’s rash guard to a convertible dress/rashie, our rash guards not only look good but have the added benefit of UPF 50+.

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Womens Rashies to Look Cool This Summer!

Womens Rashies to Look Cool This Summer!

December 15, 2017

Love the beach? So do we! How relaxing is it just watching the world go by, spending time outdoors and watching kids have fun.

Big question is how to enjoy the beach and stay sunsmart? Well here at Cat&i, we have designed some really cool pieces in our rashie range that not only look great but are UPF 50+ too. This means they protect you from the sun’s harmful rays (up to 98% of rays) and you can relax and enjoy the beach without having to look uncool or get seriously sunburnt.

 Check out these great rashie styles, made to be paired with your favourite swimwear and designed to fit.

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5 Ways to be Rashie SunSafe This Summer!

5 Ways to be Rashie SunSafe This Summer!

December 06, 2017

Coming into the summer months and you will have noticed that the sun is noticeably stronger and hotter. You hear about the UV index ratings for the day in the media and all of a sudden, it’s time to start thinking about sun protection.

Being sun safe shouldn’t be hard to do but when its added onto a busy lifestyle it can become one more thing to think about. Its all about being organized and about making it a routine in the family. The more you practice being sun safe, the less you will have to think about it and the more second nature it will become.

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Reinventing the Iconic Australian Womens Rashies

Reinventing the Iconic Australian Womens Rashies

December 03, 2017

The iconic Australian rashguard reinvented? Yes, it sure has been. From the tight fitting tops that surfers wore to protect themselves from both the board and the sun to something with a difference. Yes, it has been transformed to something more modernized and up to date.

The ideas of sun protection is still forefront in the fabric specifications, usually UPF 50+ which protects you from up to 98% of both UVA and UVB rays. That part won’t change!

Yet what I am talking about is the style of the rashie. If you take a look around next time you are at the beach, you may see some types of rashies that you don’t even recognize as a rashie!

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Misconceptions About Being Sun Smart

Misconceptions About Being Sun Smart

November 21, 2017

There are so many messages out there about being sun smart and protecting yourself from the suns harsh and damaging rays. The best one is slip, slop slap! Slip on sun protective clothing and sunglasses, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat. Pretty easy to remember.

However, what many people don’t realise is that with today’s harsh sun, the sunsmart items that you put on need to be specialized for the ultimate in sun protection. Given today’s sun smart ways, there are a lot of products out there which are specifically made to be sun protective.

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Perfect Places To Wear Cat&i Sun Protection

Perfect Places To Wear Cat&i Sun Protection

November 16, 2017

When you think of wearing a rashie, the most common place that comes to mind is the beach. The beach has been the birth place of the iconic rashie as this was primarily worn by surfers for protection from their boards and the sun.

However, as this humble rashie has gone through a transformation or face lift it is now a much more stylish item of clothing. Add to that the fact that the sun is so much more harsher and damaging than even 10 years ago, the rashie is an item of clothing that can be and should be worn whenever you are sitting somewhere in the sun.

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Choosing a Rashguard That’s Right For You

Choosing a Rashguard That’s Right For You

November 12, 2017

When it comes to selecting a rashguard, how do you know what is right for you? The right fit and style can become overwhelming especially if wearing a rashguard is something new.

Historically rashies were worn by surfers to stop getting abrasion burns by their surfboards and to stop getting sunburnt when out on the waves. Here, the tighter the better was the way to go as the rashie was like a second skin.

Here at Cat&i we have put together some tips to hopefully help make this decision easier.

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Sunsafe Kids

Sunsafe Kids

November 09, 2017

Protecting young ones from the sun is so important as they are so vulnerable to the sun and the damage it can do. A fact which is not as widely known as it should be is that getting sun burnt in younger years can drastically increase the risk of skin cancer later in life. Hence, sun protection for our young ones is an absolute must.

 Keeping children safe from the sun is not that hard to do provided you have got the right tools at hand. Sunscreen and sun protection clothing (including a hat!) are an absolute must if they are playing outdoors.

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Make Being Sunsafe Easy

Make Being Sunsafe Easy

November 06, 2017

All through summer you hear the word ‘sunsafe’ and even though it is so important to do, it also conjures up thoughts of ‘where am I going to find the time!’

In a time poor world where every minute is precious, adding another ‘thing to do’ can often make people decide to give it a miss. Giving sun protection a miss is never a good thing to do, especially today where the sun is so much harsher and damaging than ever before.

 The secret here is to be prepared. Whether it is just yourself or your whole family, it is about having the right tools at hand and also getting into a routine.

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Which Rays Are More Damaging UVA or UVB?

Which Rays Are More Damaging UVA or UVB?

October 19, 2017

Everybody hears about the damage UVB does to the skin and the rising incidence of skin cancers. But UVA is not as nearly talked about and it can have some pretty damaging consequences too! So what is the difference between UVA ands UVB?

What is UVA?

Ultraviolet A is considered to be a long wave and we are exposed to large amounts of this radiation throughout our life time. In fact, UVA rays account for 95% of all the UV radiation we get from the sun (Skincancer.org). This is because they are 30 – 50% more prevalent than the UVB rays and are present all year round during the day even penetrating clouds on a cloudy day and windows.

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