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Sun Wrap FAQs

Does the sun wrap really block UV rays?

Our unique fabrics have been rated UPF50+ by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Authority. 

Many other UPF50+ fabrics have horrible chemicals added to give them added sun blocking features.  Not only can these chemicals be bad for your skin, but they can also wear off.  

We do not use chemicals on our fabrics. We use a uniquely tight weave to achieve the highest UV protection possible, meaning that the fabrics can block 98% of UV rays. 

What fabric are the sun wraps made from?

92% recycled polyester, 8% spandex. This fabric is custom made for Sun Bella. It's a lightweight, tightly woven fabric, which is rated UPF50+ meaning that it protects your skin from up to 98% of UV rays.  

What if I choose the wrong sized sun wrap, or don't like the colour when it arrives?

No problems! Send us an email at hello@sunbella.com.au and we'll arrange a swap.

Will my sun wrap come with instructions?

Yes. All sun wraps come with a postcard sized set of instructions.  Need a new PDF copy?  Drop us an email and we'll happily send you one. 

Is the sun wrap cool to wear? Does it "breath"?

Yes. The fabric is unique, as is the design of the wrap itself, which makes it beautiful and cool to wear. We've tested dozens of fabrics, including bamboos, and this one was the coolest by far.
Air can blow though the fabric, plus, when you wear it over a short sleeved top, air can flow around your arms.  It's much cooler than wearing a long sleeved top which traps the air against your skin.   
Plus you can dampen it on really hot days and it will keep you cooler than wearing nothing at all. 

Why doesn't my sun wrap have a seam along the edges?

When hemmed, the wraps don't "fall" anywhere near as nicely.  This style of fabric as it won't run and hemming it only adds unnecessary bulk.  

My sun wrap has a twist in the loop, why?

The twist in the loop is worn at the front and gives the scarf a unique look,  and makes it more versatile.  This clever little loop makes it possible for you to wear your wrap in several different ways. 

What are the dimensions of the sun wraps?

Sun Wrap Scarf Sizing Information

How do I remove sunscreen stains from my wrap?

Sunscreen stains are oily looking stains, either greasey in appearance or (more difficult stains) brown/orange in colour. Sunscreen stains generally occur if you leave large amounts of sunscreen on clothes for a period of time. If you wash your clothes immediately afterwards, most of the stains should be taken care of before they form. But if you leave them for a while, that’s when things can become difficult.Sunscreen is naturally oily, but the main culprit is a common chemical in sunscreen called avobenzone. When avobenzone mixes with minerals found in water, it can lead to yellowish and dark-brown marks. Remember to check the labels of your clothes and follow any special instructions for treating stains. Here are our tips to remove a sunscreen stain, the key is to use a laundry detergent that is designed to cut through oils and grease.

  1. Remove as much excess sunscreen from the affected area as you can.
  2. Blot it with a dry cloth
  3. Sprinkle either bi-carb soda or cornflour over the stained area to absorb excess oils.
  4. Wait around 30 minutes then brush off any excess powder and rub it with a strong laundry detergent (one that cost through oils and grease)
  5. Soak your clothing in hot water mixed with detergent for up to 30 minutes, then rinse it with clean hot water.
  6. After, launder it with the rest of your clothes.

Still stained? Some stains are particularly tricky, especially on white clothing.  If you have a stain on white clothing that just won't budge, try this:

  • After washing, hang your white clothes out in the sun and squirt the area with lemon juice. Lemon juice can intensify bleaching results, so this is good for stubborn stains