In addition to needing plenty of sunscreen, you can also protect your child from the sun's strong rays using the right swimwear. At hummel, we have a large selection of swimwear that provides UV40+ protection.
In order for a product to be categorized as UV-protective, it is a requirement today that it carries the CE mark. For our swimwear with UV40+ protection, this means that it meets special EU-regulated requirements for design and testing procedures.
The CE marking indicates that the product is defined as a safety product. Our UV40+ protective swimwear is produced with UV-protective properties in the form of a special knitting method and a treatment on the fabric. In addition, hummel's UV products also have a certain length on the sleeves and legs, so that a larger part of the child's body is covered (the clothing goes over the elbow and under the knee).
Why UV 40+ and not UV50+?
At hummel, we test the material's protective properties against UV radiation according to the European standard EN-13758-1 & 2 (for clothing) and the British standard BS 8466 (for hats). The EN 13758-1 & 2 standard works with a deviation which means that our swimwear will never claim 50+ after use. This means quite practically that the UV protection in the fabric of our swimwear is 50+ from the beginning, but over time it will decrease to UV40+ due to washing and wear. Our swimwear therefore has the highest possible protection according to the given standard.
This official standard is our guarantee that your child can be protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays. All our CE-certified swimwear is marked with a "UV protection" tag, making it easy for you to identify them on our website.