Sun Protective Clothing KXAN Austin
Posted on 03 May 2015
Sun Protective Clothing Featured Story
As summer approaches, parents start thinking aobut sun exposure and protection.
More about Little Leaves co-founders Dr.’s Carly and Carlos Gomez-Meade:
She’s a pediatrician and he’s a dermatologist with an oncology background. Worried about their two sons they developed Little Leaves Clothing, kids shirts and pants that offer a “50” UPF rating, thanks to the blended weave of cotton, spandex and bamboo fiber. Carly says, “Putting sunscreen on a two year old, or even a ten year old, can be difficult. You have to reapply it. This is one way, you put the shirt on, put the pants on, and they are good to go for as long as they are outside.”
Lab tests confirm their clothes provide 98% protection in the blistering sun, and they say it is cool, light and breathable. Carly adds, “Because we focused on play wear it is supposed to be clothes you wear to play in the park, play baseball or soccer. We want something they can play in.”
And parents, adult wear is now available!