Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mott 50 Sun Protective Clothing Review & Giveaway

mott 50I recently received a beautiful item from Mott 50 to review. Mott 50 is a line of clothing that provides lightweight, stylish items with UV protection. UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor, is the clothing equivalent of SPF in sunscreen. Mott 50's clothing, which is designed specifically to block the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, offers UPF 50. In comparison, an average white tee offers UPF 5. 

mott 50, sun protective clothingI received the Colleen Wrap Jacket in poppy, which is from their "bamboo basics" line. It also comes in navy or white. I loved the look and feel of the jacket as soon as I opened the package! The poppy color is an orange-red and very pretty. The fabric is made from 92% bamboo, a sustainable resource (yay!), which feels cool to the touch and is super soft and lightweight. 

I tried the jacket with on and found it very cute and comfy with just a tank top underneath. It's very casual with the cord tie, so it looked great with jeans, but no matter how many combinations I tried, I just couldn't make it look dressy enough for work. I think if the tie had been different, it would have been a little more versatile. But then, I don't work outside so I don't need sun protection at work. I do think this would make a great option for sun protection at the ball field! 

mott 50, sun protection, upfAfter seeing the jacket on, I decided it really might look great as a bathing suit cover-up. I tried it for our next trip to the pool and I was right! It looked great and was long enough since I am short. This gave me an opportunity to check out the sun protection, too. It worked! I didn't get any sun that I could notice on the parts that it covered! I really love the way the fabric feels cool against my skin when I put it on. If I got to hot, I just took it off to get wet in the pool, then toweled and put it back on. It was still cool to the touch, even after being draped across my chair in the hot sun!

Mott 50 has lots of other options, too. They offer tops, jackets, tunics, dresses, pants, skirts and accessories, as well as swimwear of course. I love that they carry a women's line and a men's line. Their goal is to give us more freedom to enjoy the sun in a healthy and comfortable way. I say they are successful! To see more clothing from Mott 50, or to order, visit there website at www.mott50.com. You can also find them on Facebook by clicking here!

Now for the super good news! Mott 50 has generously offered to give one lucky Mama Making Changes reader a Colleen Wrap Jacket just like mine during the Spa for Ma Giveaway Hop! This jacket has a retail value of $110 and it can be yours! To enter, just click here to be redirected to the rafflecopter entry form any time between August 18 and August 31, 2012. Good luck!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions. I received the above to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising.





12 comments:

  1. Sooo important to protect your skin. I am an er nurse and have seen more melanoma than I even realized existed. Thanks for sharing-I will be checking them out!

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  2. Beautiful! And with the honorable purpose to protect your skin! Very thankful you posted it as a reminder to all of us to take good care of what we have - our beautiful skin.

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  3. that was indeed one adorable jacket. I wish there are reviews like that here in our place.

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  4. My daughter has a skin condition where she burns very easily. This will be a great company to check into for her. I wonder if they have kids clothes? Off to check it out.

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  5. Super cute and I will definitely be back to enter! I like your idea of using it as a cover-up...I could have used it at the beach yesterday!

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  6. Adorable! And I absolutely love the bamboo fabrics.. sooooo soft! :)

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  7. I love that jacket! Cute!

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  8. That looks super comfy! :-D

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  9. I could use something like this since I am spending more time outdoors! It looks so soft!
    I'll be back to enter!

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  10. That jacket is stylish and comfy looking too. I love that it's made from 92% bamboo too :) I would love to have one in navy!

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  11. I love the jacket, super cute!! I think it's great that their clothes protect you from harmful UV rays plus they are made from a sustainable resource! It's a win win situation!

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  12. It's very cute and what a great idea to get a jacket or shirt with UV protection!

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