A message from our President
Living in Miami, Florida means enjoying the great outdoors. I love to run, walk, paddleboard and play tennis. After noticing white spots on my arms, I made an appointment to see my dermatologist. She immediately recognized them as the result of sun exposure, which confused me as I always wore long-sleeve T-shirts.
This was when I learned plain T-shirts only block 5% of the sun’s rays. Not willing to sacrifice my active lifestyle, I began the hunt for fashionable sun protective clothing that was lightweight, comfortable and breathable.
Not finding anything suitable, I created BloqUV with BloqTek, our proprietary fabric with minimum Ultraviolet Protection Factor 50 that blocks 98% UVA/UVB rays. The protection is chemical-free, inherent to the fabric and unaffected by laundering.
After 10 years, BloqUV has emerged as a market leader in sun protection. Our products are unique in design, fit and sun protection technology. They’re moisture-wicking and quick-dry, allowing for a wide range of uses on land and water.
Since the beginning, we have been on mission to educate customers on the damaging effects of the sun. Each year in May, we are joined by our retailers for the “Bloqit with BloqUV” melanoma awareness campaign.
Creating this line has been a labor of love. Whether this is your first BloqUV purchase or an addition to your collection, trust you’re wearing the very best in sun protection apparel.
Enjoy the outdoors with peace of mind you are protected from the sun.
We invite you to review BloqUV and let us know you enjoy your BloqUV!
Founder and President
Read what dermatologist are saying about BloqUV -
"Offering BloqUV clothing to my patients gives us peace of mind that they are receiving the best possible protection against sun's harmful rays which sunscreen alone is unable to provide. It is the unique, light-weight fabric that makes BloqUV stand out in the industry of sun-protective clothing. Their pieces are made for people in motion and offer cool, breathable protection."
-Dr. Melissa Langley, Nashville TN
“With 9,500 people diagnosed every day, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Creating a physical barrier against the sun is the most effective form of protection, and by choosing clothing with a high UPF rating the skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB. I like that BloqUV is comfortable and durable whether I’m relaxing at the pool, doing yoga, or on a hike!”
– Dr. Sue Ellen Cox- Chapel Hill NC
“As a busy dermatologist and working mother of four young children, I realize how challenging it can be to make sure your children are protected. This is why I feel so strongly about developing sun safety behaviors in children. UPF clothing is a great overall sun protection strategy for anyone who spends a lot of time outside like my family. We love BloqUV sun protective clothing! BloqUV is lightweight, comfortable, and there are so many colors to choose. We wear BloqUV clothing to sporting events, the beach, the pool, and even when we walk the dog. A sunburn does not have to be a rite of childhood! Building healthy habits, like wearing UPF clothing, early when children are more receptive can lead to increased sun protection into adulthood.”
-Chris G. Adigun, MD, FAAD -Chapel Hill, NC
"A big part of being a dermatologist is reminding patients of the importance of sun protection to not only prevent sun damage and skin cancer, but to keep our skin healthy and youthful. Sun protection is a broad term that not only includes the application of broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking) sunscreen routinely, but which includes other sun protective measures such as sun protective clothing, hats and sunglasses. My favorite brand of sun protective clothing is without question BloqUV, which offers stylish, sporty, versatile and comfortable, UPF 50+ sun protective clothing and accessories."
-Channing Barnett – Barnett Dermatology
"For outdoor activities I always recommend sun protective clothing. You don't have to worry about your BloqUV clothing rubbing off or reapplying!"
-Diane Walder MD -Walder Dermatology by Riverchase