SUN+, A range of sun protection products by buro BELÉN
During summer 2018 at Hôtel Droog
During the summer we are pleased to show SUN+, a range of sun protection products (wearable and portable) by buro BELÉN in our window at Hôtel Droog!
SUN+ is a research project into sun protection by designers (and sun lovers) Brecht Duijf and Lenneke Langenhuijsen of the Amsterdam-based design studio buro BELÉN.
Overexposure to sunlight is harmful, but so is overprotecting. Sunscreen products come with serious disadvantages that outweigh their usefulness in the long run. The chemical ingredients used in the products damage the skin and pollute the environment. When UV light touches the skin, our body starts to produce vitamin D. Using sunscreen with high UPF factors stops this process, as too much UV light is blocked. The ideal factor is UPF 8 as it provides both protection and keeps the vitamin D production going.
Buro BELÉN’s research focused first and foremost on traditional, cultural and alternative means of sun protection like henna and ashes. But their research also focused on external layers covering the body and architectonic structures and elements that provide shelter from the sun.
The designers concluded that textile is a good material for sun protection. Every natural textile has its own sun protection factor, based on the fibers, weaving and color. For example, the silk used in the SUN+ veil has UPF8. By doing away with the environmental disadvantages and public health risk of mainstream sun protection, this collection offers textile-based alternatives.
At Hôtel Droog we present several products of the Sun+ collection of wearables and portables. Open daily from 09.00 – 19.00.
Sunbathe with a healthy conscience this summer!