faq

How did you come up with the idea for Sun Angels?

Sun Angels started with one simple goal in mind: to create kid-friendly, fashionable gear that protects kids from the sun’s potentially harmful UV rays. Sisters-in-law, Stacy DeVreese and Monica DeVreese, created Sun Angels when they were frustrated by the limited options they found for cute, effective sun protection gear for their kids. Very little passed their mommy-approval test, which demanded both function and charm. After spending years slathering on sun block, strapping on hats, and coaxing their kids into the shade, they decided to take matters into their own hands. That’s when they created Sun Angels sun protection gear.

Do you accept returns and exchanges?

Yes, we accept returns and exchanges purchased from sun-angels.com within 30 days of the purchase date. 

1. Email us at hello@sun-angels.com with your order number and reason for return or exchange.

2. Send your return or exchange along with original order confirmation to: Sun Angels Returns 110 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101.

3. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used for original order within 30 days. 

4. Returns and exchanges should be properly packaged and sent at the customer's expense to the address above.

5. Shipping costs will not be credited or refunded. Sun Angels will not be responsible for return or exchange items lost in transit. We recommend you ship returns to us via a traced and insured shipping method.

How does the fabric achieve UPF 50+?

The UPF is determined by how much ultraviolet radiation is passed through a fabric. The UPF measures both UVA and UVB rays.  A spectoradiometer and an artificial light source are used to measure the amount of UV radiation transmitted.  Sun Angels uses a certified independent lab to measure the UPF protection in our arm sleeves.  Our arm sleeves have a UPF 50+ rating, which means that more than 98% of UVA and UVB rays are blocked.

UPF Rating

Protection Category

% UV radiation Blocked

UPF 15 - 24

Good

93.3 - 95.9

UPF 25 - 39

Very Good

96.0 - 97.4

UPF 40 - 50+

Excellent

97.5 - 99+

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.

What shipping methods do you use?

At Sun Angels we charge a $5.99 flat rate for priority shipping within the United States.  

Do you ship internationally?

At this time Sun Angels only ships within the United States, but we sure hope we can start shipping outside of the United States very soon.

How long will it take for my order to be received?

Please allow 2-5 business days to process and ship your order. You will receive an email confirmation when your order has been received, and another email confirmation when your order has been shipped. We use priority mail service from USPS as we find it to be the most economical.

I had trouble placing an order, what should I do?

Oh no! Please contact us at hello@sun-angels.com and we will be happy to help you.

Do you sell Sun Angels in stores?

Click here to see the list of retailers that support Sun Angels.

Is your site secure?

Yes, our site is secure. You can find our privacy policy here.

What sizes do Sun Angels come in?

Sizes are extra-small (0-12 months), small (1yr/2yr), medium (3yr/4yr), and large (5yr/6yr). For specific size dimensions click here for our size chart.

What is the benefit of wearing Sun Angels arm sleeves?

Designed with kids and parents in mind, Sun Angels arm sleeves are kid-friendly, fashionable and offer UPF 50+ protection, the best possible rating for protection against potentially harmful UV rays. These easy-to-slip-on arm sleeves offer parents an instant, chemical-free alternative to the often-challenging task of lathering on and re-applying sticky sunblock to a wiggly child.   

Where are Sun Angels manufactured?

Sun Angels arm sleeves are designed in the United States, and made in Peru. 

What is the best way to care for Sun Angels?

Machine wash cold, dry on low heat or lay flat to dry.

What materials are Sun Angels made?

Sun Angels arm sleeves certified UPF 50+ and are made from a 60% polyester/35% cotton jersey/5 spandex (latex-free) fabric blend, which makes them lightweight and breathable. The top of each sleeve is constructed with a thin, non-restrictive elastic band to keep it from slipping.

Will Sun Angels arm sleeves be warm for the summer?

Sun Angels arm sleeves are great for the summer. Unlike long-sleeved shirts, they allow airflow to the under arm area and wick moisture away to keep skin cool.

Are chemicals used to give Sun Angels a UPF 50+ factor?

No chemicals are used for the benefit of achieving a UPF rating.  

How do I know that Sun Angels arm sleeves are certified UPF 50+?

Sun Angels products have been tested at a certified independent lab to determine UPF protection levels.  

What level of UV sun protection does Sun Angels provide?

Our arm sleeves are UPF 50+, which is the highest rating you can achieve for blocking UV rays. The testing standard for sun protective fabrics in the United States is the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Test Method 183. This test determines the ultraviolet light blocked or transmitted by clothing that intends to be used for UV protection.

Why is UV protection important?

Please read our sun safety facts here.

What are the benefits of receiving the Sun Angels newsletter?

We would like to inform you of special promotions and new product information. Please sign up at the bottom of our homepage here today to receive our next newsletter. 

How often will I receive the newsletter?

We will send newsletters out periodically when we have important information to share with you.  

How can I become a retailer of Sun Angels?

Please email us your store name and your contact information to sales@sun-angels.com. Thanks for supporting us!

Do you offer school fundraising programs?

Yes, we offer school fundraising opportunities. Please contact us at hello@sun-angels.com and provide us with your information including your name and contact number, and we will get back to you promptly with the information you are requesting.  

What is your Sunrays of Hope program?

Sun Angels believes that it’s important for all children to receive proper sun protection education at an early age. Through our Sunrays of Hope program, we provide resources for preschools so they are able to implement a sun protection campaign, teaching young students the significance of sun safety. Please check back periodically for updates on our progress!