New Helly Hansen Solen base layer uses S.Café sustainable fabric to give extra protection
Helly Hansen has developed a new range of clothing for summer 2020 that uses recycled coffee grounds to increase UPF sun protection.
It has combined its high-performance Lifa Active fabric with S.Café's sustainable performance credentials to launch a new range of activewear which promises all-day comfort and 50-plus UPF sun protection.
The Helly Hansen Lifa Active Solen Hoodie will come in men's and women's options, and the company says it offers excellent moisture management and breathable properties due to its inherently hydrophobic lightweight material, which uses 59 per cent recycled polyester.
S.Café is the infusion of recycled coffee grounds during the fibre creation process, meaning the sun protection will never wash out whether it is wet or dry, and there are no chemical treatments which can wash out.
Joren Davis, product manager for base layer at Helly Hansen, said: “The inspiration behind the new Solen collection stems from our professionals and consumers who spend countless hours in the outdoors – they understand the damaging long-term effects of sun exposure.
“By offering a product that is always 50-plus UPF whether dry or wet, we can assure those professionals and consumers are protected, regardless of the weather or activity.”
The hoodies have a suggested retail price of £50, while Solen Watershorts for women, with two-way stretch and quick-drying materials, will retail at £55.
All products will be available from spring 2020.