Sun50

Sun Protection Apparel USA Made

Sun50

Sun Protection Apparel USA Made

Eagan, MN
Consumer Products
E-Commerce
Sun50 is a female-founded and led sun protection clothing brand on a mission to disrupt the apparel industry and elevate skin cancer awareness. Sun50’s products are fashion forward, sustainable, and ethically made, designed and developed by a proven, successful team with over 40+ years of combined experience in the sun protective clothing industry. Sun50 has now been generating revenue for two years, and we are dedicated to leveraging our continued traction to become one of the largest sun protective clothing brands in the world.

$104,680

raised
51
Investors
$5.01M
Valuation
$1.01
Price per Share
$249.47
Min. Investment
Units
Security Type
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$104,680

raised
51
Investors
$5.01M
Valuation
$1.01
Price per Share
$249.47
Min. Investment
Units
Security Type
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Sun50:

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$500+
Investment
$500+ | Daybreaker
Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, and 15% Off Apparel for 1 Year.
$1,000+
Investment
$1,000+ | The Classic
Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Owner's Sun50 Bucket Hat, and 15% Off for Apparel for 1 Year.
$2,500+
Investment
$2,500+ | Get Shady
Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Sun50 All Weather Umbrella, and 20% Off Apparel for 1 Year.
$5,000+
Investment
$5,000+ | Agent Shadow
Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Sun50 Signature Fedora, and 20% Off Apparel for 1 Year.
$10,000+
Investment
$10,000+ | California Love
Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, 100% California Fabric Hoodie (1) Your Choice, and 20% Off Apparel for 1 Year.
$25,000+
Investment
$25,000+ | Ultimate Defense
Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Sun50 Sun Sleeves, Golf Polo (1) Men’s or Women’s Your Choice, 20% Off Apparel for 2 Years, and Video Call with Sun50 Founders Jim & Christie.

Reasons to Invest

The Global Sun Protection Clothing Market was estimated at $7B in 2021. This is currently a fractured market with no dominant brand. With demand from North American and Asian Pacific regions increasing, there is great opportunity for Sun50 to capitalize.*
In 2021, our annual sales increased 135% over the previous year. We’re proud to have a dedicated repeat customer base, with a return customer rate of 28%.
Sun50 uses premium sun protection fabrics that are certified eco-friendly, sustainable, and chemical-free. Each fabric has been third-party UV tested for UPF, ATSM, & AATCC rating standards and 100% of our apparel is designed & made in the USA. Sun50’s clothing has also been granted The Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation.

*Market statistics provided by GlobeNewswire & Reports and Data (sourcesource)

Stylish, high-performance clothing made to protect against skin cancer.


Sun50 is on a mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through our line of stylish, soft, and lightweight sun protective clothing. Our products are known for their high-quality, flattering fit, trusted performance, and all-day comfort, separating us from competitors who we believe miss the mark. 


We have been officially recognized by The Skin Cancer Foundation for achieving superior sun protection (UPF 50+) from both UVA and UVB rays, and it’s clear we’ve also resonated with our audience, as revenue has increased by 135% over 2020 sales (as of 3rd quarter 2021). 


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Driven by our dedication to providing appealing, high-end options that use eco-friendly fabrics, we ethically manufacture 100% of our apparel here in the USA.


The Sun50 leadership team has over 40+ years of combined experience in the sun protective clothing industry. Our proven and successful team has long-standing relationships with the American Academy of Dermatology, The Skin Cancer Foundation, The Claire Marie Foundation, and other organizations related to the prevention of skin cancer. We’re passionate about promoting skin cancer awareness, aiming to increase prevention and early detection. Our goal is to become the largest, most successful brand in the sun protection clothing industry.



In addition to donating a portion of our proceeds, our team proudly collaborates with several non-profits who share our mission and seek to amplify skin checks, sun protection, and slow fashion.

The Problem


The reality is people aren’t taking skin cancer seriously enough.

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One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70, and every hour someone dies from melanoma in the US (source). Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US, and rates are on the rise, both in the US and worldwide, with about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun (source).

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While there’s a growing public awareness of the serious consequences of compounded UV exposure, not enough protective measures are being taken to safeguard our skin and health. Now, with the ongoing realities of climate change and our depleting ozone, additional precautions are becoming more important to ensure safety from the sun.


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There remains a lot of consumer misconception due to a lack of high-quality products and general awareness around the need for sun protective clothing.


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Existing brands use low-quality fabrics which are heavy, scratchy, and/or uncomfortable to wear. Some of these fabrics are treated with chemical enhancements that only offer temporary sun protection—a short-lived benefit that is diluted after clothes are washed. To compound the problem, available styles are dated, ill-fitting, and out of sync with current fashion trends.



How can we expect people to be excited about sun-protective clothing if they don't look and feel great in what they're wearing? At Sun50, we make sun protection clothing desirable.

The Solution


Sun50 delivers superior fabrics, style, and sun protection.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, sun-protective clothing is the most effective preventative measure against skin aging and skin cancer. Sun50 is bringing awareness to the cause by combining our high-performance, quality materials with professionally-designed styles catered to modern consumer demographics.


Sun50 fabrics are constructed with naturally sun-protective materials, meaning our products undergo no chemical treatment to achieve their UPF rating. We work with our fabric mills and third-party testing professionals to create fabrics with the ideal material blend and construction weave to achieve optimum performance. This superior sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays earned us recognition from The Skin Cancer Foundation, who awarded us with The Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation for meeting their stringent criteria ( source).



Our range of women’s and men’s high-fashion products includes easy-to-wear styles ideal for home, travel or exploration, as well as a variety of sun-protective accessories including hats, sleeves, and scarves. We sell direct-to-consumer through our website, both domestically and internationally, as well as through Amazon, Bikini.com, and via wholesale retail accounts in Minnesota and Florida. We also work closely with our production teams in both California and Minnesota to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and shorten production times.


Click here to visit our Amazon Store!

The Market


With no clear industry leader, we’re ready to take over the market.

The global sun protective clothing market was worth $6.6B in 2020 and was estimated at $7.1B in 2021. At a CAGR of 7.68% from 2020 to 2026, the market is expected to surpass $10.3B by 2026. (source)


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With no dominant leader in the market, there is a huge opportunity to own this space. We see other brands’ offerings as off-trend, ill-fitting, and failing to meet the quality and environmental standards that consumers demand.



Thanks to our superior product and combination of extensive industry experience, Sun50 is uniquely positioned to fill the current gaps left by our competitors. We’re dedicated to chemical-free solutions and reducing our carbon footprint, sourcing only high-quality sustainable fabrics to make our products right here in the USA. As a high-end brand, our customers believe in Sun50 because they trust the integrity and long-lasting value of our fabrics. 


Equally important is our commitment to elevating skin cancer awareness and prevention. By working with partners, survivors, and medical professionals in the skin cancer community, we’re able to power our mission and help reduce the incidence of skin cancer.

Our Traction


A proven track record with glowing testimonials.

Sun50 has achieved a number of important victories and milestones in the past two years. Since starting in 2020, we’ve increased sales quarter over quarter, and in 2021, our annual sales increased 135% over the previous year. 



Our website traffic is in the top 2% of stores that launched on Shopify in September 2020, and we’re proud to have a dedicated repeat customer base, with a repeat customer rate of 28%.


"Feels like second skin!"

"This shirt is a MUST HAVE!!! Oh my goodness, the quality is outrageously good and feels so luxurious against the skin. I love that as a melanoma survivor, I can feel confident sitting poolside or lakeside knowing my skin is adequately protected while looking polished and put together. ☀️☀️☀️"

Allison Crandall, 06/25/2021 (Beach Shirt UPF 50+)


"Better than wearing sleeves!"

"I purchased the white long sleeve polo. I normally wear sun protective sleeves, but decided to try a long sleeve polo. This shirt is so lightweight and breathable, it is way better than wearing any pair of sleeves that I own. The shirt is also incredibly soft."

Kyle, 04/22/2021 (Men's Long Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt UPF 50+)


"5 Star Oversized Beach Shirt!"

"The Sun50 oversized Beach Shirt is a must-have in every ladies' wardrobe. Classic style with lovely contrasting fabric on the cuffs and collar adds excellent detail. The material feels great on the skin, travels well, is lightweight and breathable. This shirt can be worn at the beach, on a hike, or to dinner. The possibilities are truly endless! P.S. I love the cute hidden message on the inside of the shirt:) such a sweet touch."

Shanna Lai, 11/25/2020 (Beach Shirt UPF 50+)



*Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and are not a guarantee of future performance or success.

Looking ahead, we’re focused on expanding our market share, growing our distribution network, and increasing brand recognition. In 2022, we have concepted and designed six new collections to be seasonally released throughout the year.

Why Invest


Our goal is to become one of the largest sun protection clothing brands in the world.


Sun50 is a movement. We created this company to bring hope and wellness into people’s lives by offering fashionable sun protection apparel made with long-lasting integrity and by highlighting way-of-life practices in support of skin cancer prevention. Our team’s personal experience with losing loved ones to skin cancer drives us every single day to promote awareness and prevention through our product lines.


Skin protection will continue to be a critical component of a healthy lifestyle, and we’re here to deliver the best possible products to meet our customers’ growing and ever-evolving needs. As our founder, Christie, says, “The future depends on what we do today. If we can save and enhance lives by doing what we love to do, that is the definition of success.”


We’d love for you to join us in realizing our vision and amplifying our mission.


In the Press

Real Estate Journal

Minnesota’s Sun50: Dedicated to protecting construction workers from the sun’s rays

TrailBlazerGirl.com

Publication dedicated to outdoor life. Sun50 Wide Brim Fedora Featured as the perfect travel hat.

Minneapolis St Paul Magazine

Brand to Watch: Sun50 Their Minnesota-California sun protective styles have got you covered for the season.

TODAY

These 28 gifts made in the USA will ship fast for the holidays

The Healthy

10 Sun Hats to Protect Your Skin From UV Rays This stylish Sun 50 fedora is well crafted and sturdy. It springs back into shape after being packed in a bag, so it’s great for travel.

Golden Magazine

Endless Summer: Check Yourself at FWMN Spring 2021

Some Great People

Fashion Week Minnesota Spring 2021

Minnesota Monthly

This Spring’s Fashion Outlook Aims for Sustainability

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Fashion Week MN is back, ready for a series of spring shows — with in-person and virtual options

Seaside Retailer

Sun50 Presents "Endless Summer: Check Yourself" at Minnesota Fashion Week

Fashion Week MN

SUN50 presents Endless Summer: Check Yourself. SUN50’s mission includes creating eco-friendly, easy-to-wear, fashion-forward pieces as an integral part of skin cancer prevention.

LAB Minneapolis

Brand Collaborations for the Greater Good

Shelby Yachts

PRODUCTS WE LOVE: SUN50 UPF FACE MASK

Cosmopolitan

Your Cloth Face Mask Doesn’t Protect You From the Sun’s UV Rays

Best to the Nest Podcast

EP. 142 THE NEST: SUMMER ESSENTIALS Sun50 Sun Protection Clothing UPF 50 ethical brand

Twin Cities Live

Scarves and Headbands. Stylist Amy Seeman shows us a few easy ways to tie scarf styles featuring Sun50

Minnesota Monthly

Sun-Protective Apparel Brand Sun50 Gives Back During COVID-19

Reddit

Minnesota Made Face Mask Resources

Coastlines Magazine UC Santa Barbara

If necessity is the mother of invention, tragedy can be the foundation for inspiration. SUN 50, the apparel company she recently launched, is a bold fashion and personal statement for this Minnesota mom.

Danville San Ramon

Staying Healthy: Entrepreneur from Danville on mission to prevent skin cancer

How Fitting - Alison Hoenes

HF#7 Sun-Protective Clothing That Saves Lives with Christie Covarrubias

Cision

Sun50 Hosts Minneapolis Launch Party: The Authentic Brand in Sun Protection Apparel. On a Mission to Prevent Skin Cancer One Stitch at a Time

VoyageTampa

Hidden Gems: Meet Christie Covarrubias of Sun50

Offering Summary


Company

:

Sun50, LLC

Corporate Address

:

2905 Lexington Avenue South Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55121

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.05

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$249.47











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Series A Preferred Units

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

9,900

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

99,009

Price per Share

:

$1.01

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$5,008,538.49











*Maximum number of units offered is subject to adjustment for bonus units. See bonus info below.

Investment Incentives*

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 48 hours and receive 20% bonus units.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive 15% bonus units.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive 10% bonus units.

 

Amount-Based:

$500+ | Daybreaker

Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, and 15% Off Apparel for 1 Year.

$1,000+ | The Classic

Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Owner's Sun50 Bucket Hat, and 15% Off for Apparel for 1 Year.  

$2,500+ | Get Shady

Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Sun50 All-Weather Umbrella, and 20% Off Apparel for 1 Year. 

$5,000+ | Agent Shadow

Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Sun50 Signature Fedora, and 20% Off Apparel for 1 Year.

$10,000+ | California Love

Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, 100% California Fabric Hoodie (1) Your Choice, and 20% Off Apparel for 1 Year.

$25,000+ | Ultimate Defense

Founder's Sun50 Baseball Cap, Sun50 Sun Sleeves, Golf Polo (1) Men’s or Women’s Your Choice, 20% Off Apparel for 2 Years, and Video Call with Sun50 Founders Jim & Christie.

*All perks occur when offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus


Sun50, LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. Owner's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any units they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 Series A Preferred Units at $1.01 / unit, you will receive 110 Series A Preferred Units, meaning you'll own 110 units for $100. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Insider Investment Notice

Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Vendor payments. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”. Inter company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$370,670.00 USD
$347,592.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$12,009.00 USD
$83,888.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$408,596.00 USD
$363,745.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$466,701.00 USD
$542,397.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$307,254.00 USD
$147,106.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$73,134.00 USD
$31,325.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$587,348.00 USD
-$723,352.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Sun50 Earned Media Coverage: Sun50 is "The Most Stylish Summer Fashion" by Style Editor.

4 days ago

Sun50 Earned Media Coverage!


Sun50 was proudly featured on Twin Cities Live as "The Most Stylish Summer Fashion" by style editor Madeline Nachbar. Highlighting our MADE IN THE USA clothing and beautifully lightweight sun protection fabrics, Sun50 received rave reviews during the popular 3:00 pm weekday show with Elizabeth Ries.

Watch our feature reel & find out which Sun50 styles aired on the segment! (Click HERE then be sure to click the play arrow on the image.)




Our Community Believes in Sun50! - Insider Investment

4 days ago



We're excited to see our community come in and invest in Sun50 to grow our brand.

Our Insiders have invested a total of $36,000.00 amount into the offering!


We hope you join in as well! Invest in Sun50 - USA Made Sun Protection Apparel Today.



Please refer to the Company's offering materials for further information and refer to the Company's Risk Factors.

Sun50 Featured Today - Listen to the Podcast.

10 days ago

Hello Investors & Followers-

Just sharing a podcast Sun50 was featured in today...


"Think of all the times you’ve been out on a sunny day, only to find yourself hours later with a terrible sunburn. The painful, hot feeling of the burn and skin damage may have felt temporary.

But what if it wasn’t?

Did you know that More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour and having 5 or more sunburns in your life doubles your risk for melanoma? So, now I bet you are realizing how serious this is.

There are so many ways to stay sun safe, but when it comes to covering your body, the simplest way is with clothing and not just any clothing.

What if you could find clothes with the sunscreen built in? Great news! You can! UPF clothing has been available to many in the water sports and fishing world for a while. They are great options, but what if you want something stylish to wear daily that is made with beautiful luxe eco-friendly fabrics. Fabrics that are created with superior UVA and UVB sun protection naturally, without chemical treatment or enhancements

This leads me to my guest Christie Covarrubias. She is the CEO and co-founder of SUN50 apparel company.

Sun50 is a female led sun protection clothing brand on a mission to disrupt the apparel industry and elevate skin cancer awareness. Sun50’s products are made in the USA. They are fashion forward, sustainable, and ethically made, designed and developed by a successful team with over 40+ years of combined experience in the sun protective clothing industry. 

So, what would inspire Christie to start a sun protective clothing company and want to save lives by elevating skin cancer awareness? Could it be a history of tanning beds or long days on the water and sunburned skin growing up?. 

Today you will hear the heartfelt story of her connection to melanoma and she shares the importance of her purposeful mission to help others." - Lorie, Sailing Through Life  

CLICK HERE To Listen to the podcast with Christie featuring Sun50


Meet Our Sun50 Designer = Defining the Future of Fashion in the Sun Protection Industry.

12 days ago

We are so EXCITED about our future!


Eight months ago, Antwan Büi joined our Sun50 team as lead designer. Tasked with showcasing our luxe and eco-friendly sun protective fabrics, in styles with total versatility and without increasing our production costs, Antwan went right to work. Remember, we produce 100% of our Sun50 apparel ethically and sustainably in the USA. We do this to reduce our carbon footprint and maintain high-quality and long lasting clothing. Plus, producing in the USA streamlines our supply chain- we believe avoiding the overseas backlog at the ports is a big WIN.

Sun50 fabrics are complex. When it comes to fabric sourcing at Sun50, the ones we DO select MUST check many boxes:


✔️ CHEMICAL- FREE SUN PROTECTION / NO additive chemicals, dyes, dips, sprays or treatments. Our sun protection NEVER washes out.

✔️ECO-FRIENDLY / MUST have proper certification indicating ethical & sustainable production.

✔️SUPERIOR SUN PROTECTION UPF 50+/ NEVER washes out & UV protective both wet and dry.

✔️EASY CARE/ Machine washable & easy travel (minimal wrinkling). We do recommend air dry for even longer lifetime.

✔️ULTRA LIGHT/ MUST be breathable, high-performance, light-weight & buttery soft against your skin.

✔️R&D/ TESTED, TRIED & TRUE. We 3rd party UV test our fabrics & have successfully curated our sourcing internally.


A little background on Antwan, Sun50 lead designer for 2022:

Antwan is passionate about all things fashion, art, and design. Handcrafting garments since his early teens, Antwan spent many years as a lead tailor for Neiman Marcus, launched his own brands during college, and makes couture pieces for clientele around the globe. Can you tell everyone at Sun50 is excited?? You will be too!

Antwan is so good at his craft, our own Sun50 team thought we had sourced NEW fabrics from a totally different place!?? 

We are taking Sun50 Sun Protection Apparel to a whole NEW level!!  (See Antwan in action below.)


And, without further ado,  here is the OFFICIAL REVEAL of the NEW styles we have been working on and plan to release...




NEW styles for men & women. Same beautiful UPF 50+ sun protection fabrics. (Far Right: Men's Sun Shirt featured.)


Thank you investors and and followers. We love having your support in our mission to save lives, protect our planet and make purposeful fashion for better health and better living.



Wholesale - Country Club Pro Shop Distribution

18 days ago

Sun50 Investors & Followers,


We're all Teed Up at Midland Hills Country Club Pro Shop!!

"I purchased the white long sleeve polo. I normally wear sun protective sleeves, but decided to try a long sleeve polo. This shirt is so lightweight and breathable, it is way better than wearing any pair of sleeves that I own. The shirt is also incredibly soft." 





True, my photography and video skills may not be on par, but we wanted to give you a behind the scenes tour.  After all, real golfers wear Sun50.


What are you waiting fore??





Melanoma Monday & Skin Cancer Awareness Month

20 days ago

Dear Investors & Followers-

Today is Melanoma Monday and the official kick-off of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Have you made your skin check appointment?

Sun50 was founded and inspired by my cousin Reneé’s valiant fight with melanoma. Reneé was in her early thirties, living her best life, when she discovered a discolored mole on her back.  This mole was determined to be melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Upon diagnosis, Reneé did every treatment she could to fight melanoma, but she lost her life within 10 months of the diagnosis, when we were both 32 years old. 

I have always believed if Reneé and I had known about the importance of skin cancer prevention by adhering to sun protection behaviors growing up, and if we had known about early skin cancer detection via dermatological skin checks and personal observation of our own skin, maybe Reneé would be alive today.

At Sun50, our heartfelt mission is to fight skin cancer.  As a collective, highly-experienced team, we work every day to elevate skin cancer awareness and create high-quality sun protection apparel for better living. Thankfully, we are surrounded by a large community of dermatologists, skin cancer/melanoma survivors, and skin cancer/melanoma awareness advocates who share our passion to end skin cancer and believe in our mission.



In honor of Reneé and everyone fighting skin cancer, please #CheckYourself today. Make an appointment for a full-body skin check with your board-certified dermatologist.


Reneé, August 22, 1968 - January 20, 2002

To learn more about the Sun50 Brand Story and how we began: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuvswhvLLp4



WE HIT THE $100K MILESTONE!! Thank You Investors.

22 days ago

Dear Sun50 Investors & Followers,

With heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you, we are excited and proud to announce Sun50 has reached the $100k Milestone!!

We are thankful you have joined our community. By investing in our movement to raise skin cancer awareness and grow our ethically and sustainably made Sun50 sun protection clothing brand, you are part of community committed to making a positive impact in the fashion industry.  

To our Sun50 Followers, we invite you to take a closer look at investing with Sun50 today. Please help us further our mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer and grow our USA Made 🇺🇸 sun protection clothing brand. To invest in Sun50: https://www.startengine.com/sun50 



In The PRESS - Sun50 Headlines.

24 days ago

Hello Sun50 Investors and Followers,

We have been busy sharing Sun50 on many platforms, including a guest spot on a soon-to-be-released podcast, Sailing Through Life. (Stay Tuned.) Consumers want to know the real people behind our Sun50 brand, so we take advantage of every opportunity to share our story and engage with our communities. Transparency makes trust possible, and trust is an essential foundation for any long-lasting relationship. The trust we have earned from dermatologists, the skin-cancer community, consumers worldwide, and you, remains our #1 priority and we thank you for it. 

Meet Christie Covarrubias - Voyage Tampa Interview


Below:  Highlight reel from ECommerce Summit, April 2022 with over 200+ people in attendance. Christie Covarrubias, Sun50 Founder & CEO, was invited to participate as an expert panelist. Demonstrating consumer demand for transparency, the importance of sharing your brand story across multiple marketing channels, and optimizing marketing ad spend is captured in this clip.


Sun50 Media Mentions: Link To Sun50 Press Page (also found on our campaign page.)

Invest with Sun50 Today: https://www.startengine.com/sun50 

Follow Sun50 on Social Media: (Click on links Below.)

Twitter 

LinkedIn 

Facebook 

Pinterest  

Instagram 

TikTok

YouTube 


Notice of Material Change in Offering

27 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Sun50 offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


The campaign is extending its end date by 60 days and updating its financials to 2020/2021


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Earth Day - Pathway to Prosperity

about 1 month ago

Happy Earth Day Sun50 Investors and Followers!

Today we celebrate this global event and environmental movement to raise awareness about pollution and ways for us all to keep our Earth healthy and vibrant. Earth Day may not resonate with you, but 2022 customers care more about sustainability than ever before. Globally, sustainability is rated as an important purchase criterion for 60 percent of consumers. In the US, this number is just over the global average at 61 percent.

Forbes highlighted the following consumer trend statistics in an article last week*:

At Sun50, we believe every day is Earth Day, and our customers love us for it.

  • Sun50 believes in manufacturing our products with the highest quality, eco-friendly fabrics that provide UPF 50+ sun protective qualities naturally, free from chemical enhancements. 
  • 100% of our apparel is produced in the United States and we source 50% of our fabrics from California.
  • Our California knit fabrics inherently provide UVA/UVB sun protection. These fabrics are made with natural fibers like Organic Cotton, TENCEL™ Lyocell and TENCEL™ Modal and are ideal for sensitive skin.
    • TENCEL™ Lyocell is a natural fiber derived from renewable eucalyptus wood made in a closed-loop process. Soft as silk, cool as linen.
    • TENCEL™ Modal is a fiber made from Beechwood, is free of pesticides, and is biodegradable. Silky soft, breathable. 
  • Sun50’s fabrics with Organic Cotton are GOTS certified, meaning the entire supply chain for the fiber has been obtained from sustainable sources. GOTS fabrics go through a sustainable knitting process that takes into consideration wastewater treatment, air pollution and the safety of materials used in production. Also, all our fabrics sourced from California are made using non-toxic, azo-free, metal-free, and formaldehyde-free dyes.


*Forbes Article, The CX Power of Earth Friendly Companies


NEW Product Alert & This Is FAST Becoming a Customer Favorite!

about 1 month ago

Hello Sun50 Investor Community,

Are you ready for warmer weather and a sneak peek at our perfect, summer-ready UPF 50+ hats? 

The American Academy of Dermatology states, "a hat is a simple and effective way to cover up your face, scalp, and neck." BUT not all hats are created equal when it comes to sun coverage, which is exactly why customers LOVE Sun50 hats! 

When it comes to hats, GO WIDE! A 3-inch brim provides the best safeguard for your face, scalp and neck according to the experts, which is why we had our bucket hats custom made with this brim size. Every hat we sell at Sun50 MUST be UPF 50+ which provides all-day-in-the-sun protection without worry. (BTW, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas account for about 90 percent of all skin cancers, and often appear on the head and neck which is why your dermatologist recommends wearing one.)

JUST RELEASED and fast becoming a customer favorite for their easy-to-pack in my suitcase style and superior UPF 50+ sun protection:

Thank you investors and friends! We love having your support in our mission to save lives and protect our planet.


We Treat Our Customers The Way You Like To Be Treated. Then We Take Up A Notch.

about 1 month ago

Hello Sun50 Investors & Followers,

Do you remember the last time you had the BEST customer service? You might not. But, I am willing to go out on a limb and say "I bet you do remember the last time you received horrible customer service. And I bet you did not return to that store, online shop, restaurant, or hotel."

"It Takes Months to Find a Customer...Seconds to Lose One." - Vince Lombardi

At Sun50 we add value to our high-quality products by providing excellent customer service from pre-purchase, through their purchase, and all the way to their post-purchase experience. We are very transparent about every detail behind our brand. From the origin and composition of our sustainable and chemical-free sun protection fabrics, to our production teams who hand-sew each Sun50 garment in the USA, to the eco-friendly packaging we use to ship every order from our Sun50 headquarters. We do this because we know it builds brand trust and customer loyalty. 

In 2021 our Sun50 repeat customer rate exceeded 28% and our product return & exchange rate was well under the industry average at 8.86%.* Every person on our team puts integrity and their heart into everything we do because we genuinely care about our customers and our Sun50 community. Perhaps, this is why we are trusted by dermatologists and consumers worldwide.

*The 2021 online apparel average product return rate was 12.2% according to The National Retail Federation and Appriss Retail.

Highlighted below is a 5-Star review we received this week from one of our loyal customers.  It truly really exemplifies our Sun50 brand.


Consumer's are pushing the fashion industry to become more transparent, sustainable, ethical, and accountable. HERE IS THE AWESOME NEWS...Sun50 was built on these values from the very beginning!

We are ready to showcase our brand to the world and so appreciate your investment in Sun50.

Click here to see this verified customer review online at Sun50.com This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.

F A I R E - Sun50 Invited to Premier Online Wholesale Marketplace!

about 1 month ago


Sun50 is now selling on FAIRE.com
Faire is an online wholesale marketplace with a global community. Connecting independent retailers and brands around the world, Sun50 is NOW wholesale selling direct to retailers through this platform.


Our Community Believes in Sun50! - Insider Investment Notice

about 1 month ago


We're excited to see our community come in and invest in Sun50 to grow our brand.

Our Insiders have invested a total of $12,657.04 amount into the offering!


We hope you join in as well! Invest in Sun50 - USA Made Sun Protection Apparel Today

Please refer to the Company’s offering materials for further information and refer to the Company’s Risk Factors.

We've Raised Over $60k!! 😊

about 1 month ago


All Hats & Fabrics are NOT created Equal when it Comes to Sun Protection.

about 1 month ago
Be Sure to Leave the Game with Memories, Not a Sunburn.

Not all hats or clothing are sun protective. Even baseball players are prone to a nasty sunburn without the right gear.


Did you know your skin's exposure to UV rays is cumulative, starting from birth. And guess what?  Just like skin cancer, UV rays can sneak up on you when you least expect it. A sunburn is the most obvious result of too much UV exposure, and your skin, which is the largest organ on your body, is collecting UV rays over the course of your lifetime. Damage from UV exposure significantly increases your risk of skin cancer and skin aging over time, as 1 out of 5 of us will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.  This is why daily sun protection and annual skin checks are so important to your health.

You might be thinking, "This UV ray exposure stuff doesn't really apply to me. I never go outside." Unless you live in a cave without windows, and you never walk, ride your bike, travel in airplanes or cars, sit by windows without UV treatment, or see the light of day, you are collecting UV exposure if you are not using proper sun protection. In addition to passing through untreated windows, here are some of the sneaky and commonly unknown elements which affect UVA/UVB ray intensity to your eyes and skin.

Still having doubts... read the news article below and see for yourself how hats and clothing are not created equal when it comes to sun protecting your skin. We have already reached out to the Chicago White Sox Organization because Sun50 has feather-light, cooling, and superior sun protective solutions which offer chemical-free UPF 50+ sun protection wet and dry. Please let us know if you have a contact for someone at the MLB? We have what their players need to stay focused on their game all-day-long, without a sunburn, and it is made right here in the USA🇺🇸.  Email Christie@Sun50.com 

Chicago White Sox 3B Jake Burger Criticizes Spring Training Hats After Getting Nasty Sunburn


"I've got a bone to pick with whoever designed these Spring Training hats," the MLB player wrote Saturday on Twitter alongside a photo of his sunburnt head

Last month, Major League Baseball introduced a new mesh-backed "trucker" style cap for Spring Training games. The style, which involves a few thousand holes in the back of the hat, was developed with player comfort in mind to help keep them cool under the hot sun of Arizona and Florida. Click below to read the article:

Chicago White Sox 3B Jake Burger Criticizes Spring Training Hats After Getting Nasty Sunburn

Our Secret Revealed... BTS at Sun50 Headquarters

about 2 months ago

Hello Investors & Followers,

Heartfelt thanks to you for your on-going support as we grow our purposeful and MIGHTY brand!

Many of you already wear our sun protective apparel, hats, and accessories. You are familiar with our high-quality products and appreciate the way your orders arrive in beautiful eco-friendly packaging with a thoughtful hand written note. You love the instant feel of our insanely soft, airy, and dreamy eco-fabrics and you understand why The Skin Cancer Foundation has given Sun50 fabrics their Seal of Recommendation for superior, chemical-free, broad-spectrum sun protection. Sun50 is all about the details and our mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer with our socially impactful brand. This is why we are trusted by dermatologists and consumers worldwide. 

AND NOW FOR THE BIG REVEAL...  Sun50 Brand Differentiator.

Sun50 is a movement. We want to save lives by elevating skin cancer awareness and the importance of daily sun protection, and we intend to to prove a company can be successful without compromising ethics and morals.  When you create a company culture dedicated to building each other up as a united team of individuals, with ZERO tolerance for taking each other down, you foster a safe, respectful, innovative and collaborative force. This is the playbook for SUCCESS and UNSTOPPABLE momentum! Employees do not leave companies, they leave management. As a leader, I firmly believe the act of empowering others changes lives, generates productivity and makes the world a better place.

To virtually gain a real sense of our corporate culture, our passion behind Sun50, our fierce determination, and our incredible team of talented individuals is nearly impossible. Last week during our in-person team meeting, while we were sharing lunch in celebration of our co-worker birthdays and our StartEngine milestone, I pulled out my phone. I asked my teammates, right on the spot, for their response to my question, "Why do you love working at Sun50?"  

Sharing this unscripted, spontaneous, and unedited 2+ minute reel in the link below, captures the essence of who the REAL PEOPLE are behind the Sun50 brand and provides a window to our company culture. (BTW, just in case you are wondering, Jim is on the Sun50 Board and Sharia works remote and lives in Las Vegas, so she is missing.) Video: BTS at Sun50 Headquarters: Our Company Culture

Our brand differentiator is our team. We care about the work we do, we live and believe in our mission, we make beautiful and purposeful products, and we play to win.

Thank you for investing with Sun50,

Christie Covarrubias, Founder & CEO of Sun50





Why Sun50 is on a Mission to Change Behavior.

about 2 months ago

From the beginning Sun50 has worked closely with The Skin Cancer Foundation, The American Academy of Dermatology and The Claire Marie Foundation in support of our mission to “reduce the incidence of skin cancer by supplying the world with the most fashion-forward, easy to wear, and socially impactful sun protective clothing.”

The Claire Marie Foundation is dedicated to elevating melanoma awareness in adolescents and highlights the importance of sun protection and skin checks to reduce the incidence of skin cancer. With ambassador programs on college campuses nationwide, The Claire Marie Foundation offers free skin screenings and successfully raises melanoma awareness, education, and prevention with their peer-to-peer connections. 

Sun50 has a strong and on-going partnership with The Claire Marie Foundation (CMF). We have successfully collaborated on the design and release of custom CMF hats and accessories, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of these items goes directly to the CMF. Together we have elevated melanoma awareness, the importance of skin checks, and the importance of a sun safe lifestyle jointly on our websites, social platforms, though email newsletters, and at in-person events. With melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at epic proportions, increasing 250% in the last 40 years, our partnership with The Claire Marie Foundation is more important than ever. Learn more about our partnership on the CMF website and ways you too can support The Claire Marie Foundation here: https://clairemariefoundation.org/parter-with-us/sun-50/

Working closely with organizations like The Claire Marie Foundation, fuels our team and strengthens our Sun50 mission to change human behavior for a healthier way of life. Please take a moment and listen to Marianne Bannister, founder of The Claire Marie Foundation and mother of Claire, who lost her fight against melanoma at the age of 17, in this video below.


Sun50 Has Already Raised Over $45K!

about 2 months ago

With heartfelt thanks to every one of our investors, we are excited and proud to announce Sun50 has already raised over $45k on StartEngine with 30 investors! With appreciative everyone who is following our crowdfunding campaign and who has joined us by investing in our movement to raise skin cancer awareness and the importance of a sun safe lifestyle through sustainable, USA Made, socially impactful sun protective clothing.

We invite you to take a closer look at investing with Sun50 today to help us further our mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer. To invest in Sun50 visit Start Engine here: https://lnkd.in/eMhsuN5Y


NEWS! Sun50 CEO to be RETAIL SUMMIT Panel Speaker

about 2 months ago

Christie Covarrubias, the founder and CEO of Sun50, was asked to participate as an expert panelist at the upcoming Retail Ecommerce Summit on April 5, 2022.

This live one-day gathering of local eCommerce experts and decision-makers across retailers, brands, merchants and solutions providers is a one-day gathering and held in cities nationwide.

Christie will be speaking on the following panel topic:

The Landscape of Fashion & Apparel in eCommerce: More consumers than ever are turning to online modes of shopping for their fashion and apparel needs. As consumers are faced with more options, brands must consider how to set themselves apart and create favorable customer experiences which will translate to brand loyalty and additional sales. Fashion professionals will gather to discuss top trends in fashion eCommerce, how they are setting their brands apart, and how they are meeting the constantly changing expectations of consumers.                                           

Event Information


THANK YOU INVESTORS! Let's keep this train moving!

about 2 months ago

Sun50 Hit the $30K Milestone!

Heartfelt thanks for your support. Please share our campaign link with all of your friends and family, the more the merrier! 

Sun50 StartEngine Campaign: https://www.startengine.com/sun50

Sun50 Brand Story Video: https://youtu.be/zTK2j3UYImI


Why Wear Sun Protection Clothing? The Demand is Real.

2 months ago

Heartfelt thanks to our NEW Sun50 investors and welcome to the Sun50 community. We are so thankful for your support and happy you’re here.

The Sun50 community of followers is very supportive, engaged, and excited for Sun50 to expand our reach. In addition to being eco-friendly and providing chemical-free sun protection, our clothing looks great and feels terrific against your skin. We make fashion with a purpose and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by using sustainable fabrics and making 100% of our apparel in the USA. Happy Planet & Happy Humans, now that’s a winning combination!

Our Sun50 community of followers includes a very engaged group of skin cancer and melanoma survivors (we like to call them warriors), skin cancer advocates, dermatologists, and countless others who are passionate about skin health, anti-aging, the environment/climate change, and sustainable fashion. Since we announced our StartEngine crowdfunding campaign, more people have been joining our Sun50 community to share their skin cancer stories, which touches the very heart of our mission. We decided to share just a few posts we have received over the weekend with you here. Please follow Sun50 at any and all of our social channels to see for yourself how awesome our community really is.



We would love to engage with you on our social channels, share your skin cancer story with our community to raise skin cancer awareness, or just have you follow Sun50 to learn more about us!

Follow Sun50 Today:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SUN50com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sun50/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sun50co/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sun50official/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sun50official/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sun50official/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Fp2V9GkkldRWApIMUDTFA

Cheers to Sun50 & Welcome to Sun Protection Clothing 101

2 months ago

Welcome to Sun50 and thank you for checking out our campaign page. As you can see, we are excited to GROW our brand and thrilled to be LIVE on StartEngine! We are a dedicated and experienced team of sun protection apparel professionals. We are committed to producing high-quality and purposeful fashion made right here in the 🇺🇸.  And we play to win.

Did you know 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70? Did you know 90% of skin cancer is associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun? Both true according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. 

But here is the GOOD NEWS (And this is what we are CHEERING about in the video): Sun protection clothing is the most effective form of sun protection. And our fabrics deliver a CHEMICAL-FREE UPF 50+ level or sun protection both wet or dry. Not all clothing is considered equal when in comes to protecting your skin. AND skin cancer, while one of the most common cancers, may be prevented with sun protection and is easy to treat when detected early.

Follow us people because no person, ethnicity, or skin color is skin cancer exempt. Sad, but true.  This makes sun protection clothing a great investment and a company with purpose. Let's hear it for Sun50!! 

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