1) How do the shirts provide sun protection?
k&j sun protective t-shirts are made from tightly woven, weighted cotton designed to block out the sun's harmful rays. Absolutely no chemicals are added to aid in the shirts' sun protective properties!
2) How do I know the shirts really provide protection from the sun?
k&j sun protective t-shirts have been tested at the International UV Testing Laboratories in Auburn, Alabama. The results showed that our 100% cotton shirts are UPF 50+ (block out 98-99% of the sun's harmful rays).
3) What does UV 50+ mean?
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed. A fabric with a rating of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through. Thus only 1-2% of the sun’s rays can get through a shirt with a UPF 50 rating, while 98-99% are blocked out effectively. Most standard white t-shirts have a UPF of only 5-10.
4) Why is sun protection so important for kids?
Just one blistering sunburn or five non-blistering sunburns in childhood double the lifetime risk of developing melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer. Also three different types of skin cancer have been linked to the amount of sun exposure a person gets throughout their lifetime – this means from birth onward!! Sun protection should be a daily part of life from the moment a child enters the world.
5) How long does the sun protection in the t-shirts last?
At least 40 wash and dry cycles (equivalent to two years of normal wear and tear).
6) How should I launder the t-shirts?
Wash warm, dry low.
7) Where are the t-shirts made?
All of our t-shirts are made in the USA. They are manufactured in Los Angeles, California and printed in Groton, Connecticut.
8) Is the ink used on the shirts safe for children?
You can be assured that the products you buy from us are safe for children. Our inks are lead and phthalate* free. The factory and machinery has been thoroughly cleaned of non-compliant plastisolink. Old ink stocks have been taken off premises and disposed of in the proper way in accordance with EPA laws.
*Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are used to make inks, vinyl and other plastics soft and flexible. Phthalates are now
banned from products that may come in contact with children under 12.
9) Will you make shirts for bigger kids?
In the near future we are planning to create shirts for older children, and possibly even adults!
10) How can I learn more about sun protection for kids?
Read our blog regularly to learn about why sun protection for kids is so important and to
access the latest information and resources on the topic.
11) How can I sell k&j clothing in my store?
If you are a business owner and interested in selling k&j t-shirts in your store, please send us an email and we'll be happy to speak with you.
12) What shipping methods are available?
Domestically, we offer either ground shipping (3-7 business days) or express shipping (2-3 business days). For international orders, we offer standard shipping (5-10 business days).
13) What is your return policy?
Returns are allowed for all unused and un-laundered clothes within two weeks of purchase with a receipt.
14) Do you sell gift cards?
If you'd like to purchase a gift card, please contact us via email and we'll assist you with the purchase.
15) What types of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) and PayPal account payments. You may also pay by debit card.
16) How secure is my financial information?
As we use PayPal to process payments, your confidential financial information is automatically encrypted when in transit from your computer using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
17) Do I need a PayPal account to make a purchase?
No. There is no need to have, or sign up for, a PayPal account.