UV PROTECTION CLOTHING IS OUR MISSION
We have been developing and manufacturing functional clothing since 1994. We have set ourselves the goal of developing the best possible protection against skin cancer, skin diseases and premature skin ageing. All renowned test centres, from the EU to TÜV, certify that our clothing meets this high standard for your health. The use of our certified products in professional occupational safety for people who have to work under the sun proves how professionally iQ UV works.
This makes iQ UV the No. 1 for UV protective clothing in Europe.
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iQ ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE PROTECTION IS OUR PASSION
In addition to our own health, we do everything we can to protect animals and nature as well as people. To this end, we develop our protective clothing from recycled raw materials, such as 2Life® made from used PET bottles and ECONYL® - regenerated nylon. Waste such as fishing nets, old carpets and industrial plastic, which otherwise pollute the world, are processed into robust, comfortable and functional fabrics. All iQ UV products are vegan. We work with suppliers from the EU who ensure short delivery routes, we package our products in an environmentally friendly way and we work in a climate-neutral way.
iQ UV works 100% sustainably for us and future generations.
iQ UV FOR LEISURE, OUTDOOR, IN THE WATER AND ON HOLIDAYS
iQ UV is the comfortable brand for every day.
iQ UV – SINCE 1994
The iQ UV story began back in the early 1980s. Markus Courtial emigrated to Australia with his family as a teenager. His impressions and experiences from the continent that was the first and still is the most affected by UV exposure were and still are a strong motivation for iQ sun protection clothing. In 1994, he founded iQ Company AG, initially primarily for hot holiday destinations in the south. As the climate changed, UV protection also became increasingly important in Europe. Today, the UV index in Germany is above the range already responsible for travel warnings "down under".
iQ UV benefits from extensive experience.
HOW ARE THE FABRICS MADE?
Our clothing is made from different materials, both of which not only offer excellent protection against UV rays, but also impressive environmental benefits.
Some of the clothing is made from regenerated ECONYL ® nylon, a yarn made from waste such as old fishing nets and carpets, but also from industrial plastic collected worldwide. An intelligent regeneration and cleaning process is used to restore the nylon waste to its original purity and quality. Regenerated nylon not only reduces the amount of waste, but also reduces the impact on global warming by up to 90% compared to virgin nylon made from oil.
The other part of the iQ UV garments is made from 2Life ®yarn, which is made from used PET bottles. The environmental savings from using recycled PET yarns compared to virgin polyester yarns are significant: 32% less CO2 emissions and 60% less energy.
Best of all is the saving of water. In comparison, a conventional cotton shirt can use up to 2,750 litres of water from the factory to the finished product. In contrast, only around 18 litres of water are needed to produce iQ UV T-shirts, making them an environmentally friendly choice.