Sun Protection Clothing
Clothing, and the fabric cloth it is made of, is one of the major problems many skin disease patients mention as making their pain, itchiness or skin irritation worse.
This project, put forward by SDBM, is to source clothing and fabrics that offer superior protective performance to skin disease sufferers. The clothing and fabric needs to offer integrated permanent sun protection, moisture absorption and skin friendliness (smoothness of surface, softness and irritation prevention). Through this work of education and advocacy, SDBM would hope to encourage and persuade mainstream retailers (Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Next, Top Shop, etc.) to produce and stock similar clothing.
The Benefits to skin patients
- Access to a wide range of affordable, stylish, skin friendly clothing
- Increased self confidence, improved self-esteem
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Improved social life
- Improved work and career opportunities