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.
2020 marked the sixth 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 2020 is by Jasmin Jin
Jasmin says of her design, below: “Young people like to wear clothing that exposes as much skin as possible, yet Australia’s extreme UV radiation levels mean we should really wear clothing which covers as much skin as possible”.
“I realise how important sun safety is, which is why I wanted to create an outfit that had good body coverage, a high neck and was made from quality UPF fabric”.
Previous winning SunSmart garments are shown below. Congratulations to our past winners: top row (l-r) Abby Telfer (2019) India Stewart (2018), Aqeela Isaacs (2017), Gracen Woodcock (2016). Bottom row (l-r) Emma Watson (2015), Lauren Willems, Silvia Dzemail and Cassandra Pittard (2014), Kristina Tarkova (2013), Nina Grabic (2012) and Damian Pomerantseff (2011).