About Us

Solarsuit logoSolarsuit has been manufacturing sun protective clothing and swim wear since 1991.

It all began  when Solarsuit Managing Director, Susan Craig, invented neck-to-knee swimwear outfits for her children in preparation for a boating and camping holiday on South Australia's rugged far west coast in the town of  Elliston. Little did she realise the revolution she was pioneering, a revolution that compelled her to further her designs and create Solarsuit Australia the company. A creation that also earned Solarsuit Australia the honour of being one of the top 100 Australian inventions of last centruy; along with Victa Mowers, Vegemite, the Minogue sisters and many more prestigious Australian iconic brands, as voted by the then, CLEO Magazine Australia.  Solarsuit Australia - a global company specializing in skin cancer prevention with an extensive range of quality garments made from specialty fabrics that meet the Australian standard AS/NZ4399 for sun protective textiles and the Oeko-tex International standard for dyes that do not harm human skin or the environment.

Solarsuit's business ethos embraces ethical human welfare and ecological production processes, through their Australian manufacturing and supply chains.

With over 25 years experience, specializing in clothing and swim wear for sun protection, Solarsuit Australia is an expert in this field, delivering products that are specifically designed not only for sun protection, but gives great consideration to the comfort and performance of the fabrics used in the Solarsuit range.

Two main fabrics are used in the Solarsuit range; Chloresist and Solarcool.  Chloresist swim wear fabric is elastane free, which means the fibres will not break down after exposure to chlorine.  Solarsuit clothing made from Solarcool, is exactly that.  Cool and lightweight to wear, allowing air to flow through the fabric over your skin.  Draws sweat away from your body and has an anti-bacterial property inhibiting bacteria and therefore body odour.  Keeping you sun protected, cool and fresh in the heat of the day.


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Two main fabrics are used in the Solarsuit range; Chloresist and Solarcool, both these fabric use environmental finishes and dyes that are not harmful to the skin. As part of Solarlsuit's commitment to skin friendly dyes, Solarsuit uses fabrics that have been dyed to meet the standards of Oeko-Tex, the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology, or the Australian standard for non harmful dyes.
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Solarsuit Australia is owned and operated and manufactures in Australia. .
All Solarsuit products meet the Australian standard (AS/NZS4399:1996) for UPF tested fabrics; and are rated in the maximum protection category. UPF excellent protection. 40+-50+