Yep, just sleeves. It’s a rough economy, folks, we can’t afford to be giving away the whole shirt! 😉
Nantucket Sun’s arm sleeves are a unique product, and they afford you the opportunity to hide your skin from the sun in the heat of the day after grabbing some Vitamin D in the earlier morning hours. They stretch from the wrist up to the mid-bicep (or armpit if you’re only two years old) and stay up fairly well through activity.
Made of high quality UPF 50+ fabric and manufactured 100% in the USA, Nantucket Sun’s sleeves are of the utmost quality.
Here’s a little background on the company:
I started Nantucket Sun because I was tired of putting sunscreen all over my boys, (just another chemical to apply and it washing off, the boys call it “Icky Sticky Stuff). In 2002 I started importing swim wear for my kids from Australia for friends and kids and got such a positive feed back that I wanted to start my own private label in 2006. I researched and sourced the BEST FABRIC using the Australian standards (U.S. is far…far behind in our Sun Safety standards) from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
The fabric that I use is tested and retested every 6 months (by far the most compliance stated ARPANSA representative, most companies have their fabrics tested once, and then retest after YEARS).
The sleeves are the company’s biggest seller, particularly appreciated by melanoma patients, children with heart defects and on medication, breast cancer survivor patients, and others who share their stories about how “the sleeves have only aided in their ability to live a normal life.” One customer even calls them “my next best friend.”
Sun protection is taken seriously at Nantucket Sun, where they often remind us that 1 in 5 children will will develop skin cancer later in life. It is true that most skin damage occurs before the age of 18, and it’s up to parents to teach kids about safety in the sun. One burn can double your risk of skin cancer, an entirely preventable disease, according to Laura, founder of Nantucket Sun, whose husband is a dermatologist who specializes his research on Vitamin D. He advised morning sun as the best source of both feel-good rays and Vitamin D, and then get your sleeves on! (See my sunshine research post for more on that.)
Whether you can do this by diet alone, sunblock, or shade and sun protective clothing, the jury’s still out for me, but if you’re interested in another layer of sun protection (literally!), you can grab the chance to win TWO pair of sun sleeves (value: adult $24-26 or child $20).
I’m curious to hear what you all think of the sun sleeves in the comments below, although comments on this post do NOT count as entries in the giveaway. Check out my review of the sun sleeves to see what I thought and then follow the directions below to enter.
WIN IT! Two Pairs of Sun Sleeves from Nantucket Sun
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED; THANKS FOR ENTERING! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY.
As with the other giveaways this week, comments on this post are NOT entries. You must click on the entry form and fill it out to be counted in this giveaway.
Mandatory Entry: Visit Nantucket Sun and tell me what your favorite product is.
You can also get up to SEVEN additional entries in the contest by doing any of the following (you’ll check a box on the form when you get there):
- Subscribe in a reader or via email to Kitchen Stewardship (or tell me if you already do).
- Follow @kitchenstew on Twitter AND tweet this:
I’m going to keep my skin safe with arm sleeves from Nantucket Sun if I win @kitchenstew ’s giveaway! http://bit.ly/a1psIt
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- Enter any of the other sun protection giveaways this week, HERE or HERE.
- Email 5 friends about this giveaway along with the link to it. (Email subscribers can forward their message.)
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- If you have a blog or website, post about this giveaway linking back to this post and the natural sunscreen review. (You can even copy and paste that link.)
How to Get Five Bonus Entries in Every Giveaway
Please consider taking my 2010 July Reader Survey (~2-3 minutes), which will earn you FIVE EXTRA ENTRIES in all 8 sun protective giveaways this week (over $400 worth of prizes)! You’ll simply check a box in the contest entry form to count for your 5 entries. The survey itself is completely anonymous.
I truly appreciate your input, which will help me improve Kitchen Stewardship by giving you what you want. The survey also gives me important statistics to help me explain to advertisers and sponsors (like the eight companies sponsoring giveaways this week) the benefits of working with the Kitchen Stewardship community. Thanks!
Please remember, comments on this post are NOT contest entries.
I will use random.org’s integer generator to choose the winner. Giveaways all close on Friday, August 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST, and the winners will be announced by Monday, August 16th.
Enter to win 5 kinds of sunscreen ($150 value) HERE.
Disclosure: I received products to review free of charge from Nantucket Sun, and they have offered the sun sleeves for you, also free of charge. I earn a small advertising fee to run a giveaway, but that in no way changes my opinion in the review…obviously, since I told you the jury’s out for me.