A Sneak Pick at My New Colors for My New 2013 Collection!
I am proudly the Only company in the USA that offers natural Sun Protection!
CHEMICALS!! NOT WELCOME!
I am so exited starting a brand new year and to share my brand new colors for my 2013 sun protective clothing line launch!
My new designs are looking great. I am working on a lot of hand details that I am sure people would fall in love. I will be posting on the progress as I move along.
I will be selling my unique products in brand new areas, and I can’t wait! For babies and toddlers to try them on!
Thank you to all my loyal customers for your support and I cannot wait to show you all, my new collection. I am also adding new super cute sun hats for babies and tots proudly made in the USA! And some adorable accessories. I also launched my Yelp page for my customers to add reviews and pictures.
I would love to hear from you.
What are freckles & moles?
According to the Mayo Clinic, freckles & moles are pigmented spots on the skin. People aren’t born with freckles. They develop in childhood and in later years as a result of repeated sun exposure. Freckles occur primarily in sun-exposed areas such as the nose and shoulders. It’s thought that freckling is a protective mechanism of the skin. Freckles are especially common in people with fair complexions.
Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.
Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 30 years of a person’s life. It is normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood.
What should I look for when examining moles as an adult?
The Cleveland Clinic suggests, the following ABCDEs are important signs of moles that could be cancerous. If a mole displays any of the signs listed below, have it checked immediately by a dermatologist:
- Asymmetry—One half of the mole does not match the other half.
- Border—The border or edges of the mole are ragged, blurred, or irregular.
- Color—The mole has different colors, or it has shades of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red.
- Diameter—The diameter of the mole is larger than the pencil eraser.
- Elevation/Evolution—The mole appears elevated (raised from the skin); or are the moles changing
If you or your child has freckles, wear that sunhat!
According to the University of Maryland, Freckles typically appear in children on sun-exposed areas and are usually evenly brown or tan. The more freckles a person develops as a child, the greater the risk for melanoma in adulthood. So make sure you have a sunhat handy for those children with fair skin and specially freckles.
Web-Med states, since freckles are almost always harmless, there really is no need to treat them. As with many skin conditions, it’s best to avoid the sun as much as possible. This is especially important because people who freckle easily (for example, lighter-skinned people) are more likely to develop skin cancer later in life.
This month is very special…..
It is the month where we should remind ourselves how important is our roll to keep our planet blue and green for our future generations.
Contamination in our planet by numbers:
* Researchers estimate that 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers annually in oceans worldwide, and that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching.
* According to The Economist, the average American uses the paper equivalent of almost six 40-foot (12-metre) trees a year.
* “PPCPs” According to the EPA, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PPCPs) refers, in general, to any product used by individuals for personal health or cosmetic reasons or used by agribusiness to enhance growth or health of livestock. PPCPs comprise a diverse collection of thousands of chemical substances, including prescription and over-the-counter therapeutic drugs, veterinary drugs, fragrances, lotions, and cosmetics.
A lot of these pollutants are a major concern for our aquatic life and our drinking water resources; since billions of them are thrown to our environment.
At Ami Sol we are committed to save our planet.
I will be promoting Earth Day Celebration this month at the following events:
* Saturday April 21st at Berkeley California
* Sunday April 22nd at Windsor California
* Saturday & Sunday at the Fish Festival in Bodega Bay California
* Saturday & Sunday in Mountain View at the Art & Wine Festival
If you are going to be at any of these events please stop by and say hello !
I wanted to share that our 2012 collection is almost ready to be updated on the website.
I will also be updating my shows and events for 2012 soon. This will be a busy year for me. And I am so exited I cannot wait.
I guess when you love what you do, busy is good….
I am currently working on developing some new adorable sun hats. I went this week fabric shopping to San Francisco. See the picture the fabrics below….
Today was a perfect day to do an outdoor product photo-shoot. A cloudy day can be wonderful to take pictures outside. A gorgeous natural light, picture perfect. Please stay tuned on my website, I will update my new line soon.
I will keep you posted on my new sun hats collection coming soon ….
I came across this story during my market research, in an effort to help educate parents around the world.
Clare Oliver a beautiful 26 year old girl, died of an aggressive Melanoma in Australia back in 2007. She started going to tanning salons when she was only 19 years old!
She fell as a target of the inconspicuous AD specials, from a tanning salon. With a deadly offer of “buy 10 sessions get 20″. She was diagnosed at 22.
As parents, we must educate our children, even at an early age of the dangers of Tanning beds. According to my research, the risks are higher among girls between the ages of 15 and 18. And the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says it can become an addiction.
The USA Department of Health and Human Services reported that indoor tanning is “carcinogenic to humans”.
In such a booming industry, with 2 billion dollars in annual sales! [SHOCKING]
Let’s keep our children safe.
To read more about tanning beds please read this article.
The higher the elevation….
…..the higher the UV radiation!
Don’t forget to pack your natural sunscreen, specially for those little noses and ears. Wear a sun hat and a helmet for skiing and sledding to protect your head all the way around!
Did you know that….
In higher altitudes, a thinner atmosphere absorbs less UV radiation. The Ozone layer absorbs some of it. Snow has the same ground reflection effect as sand or concrete, BUT Snow reflects the sun up to 8O%! (source: the World Health Organization WHO)
To learn more about the different UV Radiation levels and to check out the UV index in your area click on the link highlighted.
Most important of all, enjoy the wonderful snow season, there is nothing more fun than skiing and sledding! make sure your kids enjoy the wonderful “snow white” & “snow men”.
I am thrilled to announce that I changed the display of my booth at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market. I incorporated some more wood to add a natural touch and I will use only natural colors for the table covers and displays.
Another great news, which I am so happy about is, that I got my new organic fabrics for my next collection. And I wanted to share the Quality Control I do on my process. I draw a 10 x 10 inch square, in each color, I cut them and laundren them to measure the shrinkage on the fabric.
Depending on the shrinkage it should not be more than 3% and I adjust the specs accordingly to assure the garment measurements are perfect!
The new colors I will have for my next line, of my unique organic sun-protection clothing are: the beautiful Lavender you see on the images, a super trendy Fuchsia, an earthy Olive Green and a super cool Light Blue Indigo. I cannot wait for every one to see my new designs and 2012 collection!
For more info checkout my website
Update: I will post pictures of my new color fabrics soon, stay tune….