Since 2011, the SunSmart team at Cancer Council WA has partnered with Perth universities and technical colleges to produce a SunSmart garment, showing how to incorporate sun protective elements into fashion design.
2018 marked the fourth year of partnership with fashion students at Curtin University, who took up the challenge to design a fashionable garment for young people that combined style with excellent sun protection. The winning design has been manufactured and is currently available for sale at Ruck Rover in Northbridge.
The winning design for 2018 is by India Stewart.
India’s design is a unisex shirt/shorts outfit, designed to be worn together. It features sun protective design elements such as a high neckline and 3/4 sleeves, and is made of a very high UV protective fabric.
Meet our 2018 SunSmart Fashion winner:
Previous winning SunSmart garments are shown below. Congratulations to our past winners (l-r) Aqeela Isaacs (2017), Gracen Woodcock (2016), Emma Watson (2015), Lauren Willems, Silvia Dzemail and Cassandra Pittard (2014), Kristina Tarkova (2013), Nina Grabic (2012) and Damian Pomerantseff (2011).
Check out highlights from the 2017 Fashion Garment Launch below: