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Do My Clothes Protect?

Do My Clothes Protect?

We get this question so much that we decided to make a separate blog post about it. 

The disappointing truth is not really! And honestly, when dealing with skin cancer, "not really", is a frightening answer.

While most fabrics do provide some level of protection, their UPF ratings are not as high as you may think. In fact, you can still get sunburned through a cotton T-shirt! To offer proper protection, fabric should have a rating of UPF 50+. 

What does UPF mean?

The UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor which is a numerical rating to clothing.

A UPF protection clothing with rate 50 means that...

Our Mission

Our Mission

Here at Araya, we are committed to sustainability. Our mission is to reduce the amount of waste involved in online shopping by repurposing used boxes for all of our shipping. With that goal in mind, all of our packages are not recycled but reused, meaning they are getting a second lease on life when they arrive at your doorstep! Even our packing tape is made from eco-friendly kraft paper, which means the box is actually recyclable, unlike most packaging tape! 

With the surge of e-commerce, there has never been so many boxes shipped out on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. E-commerce...