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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summer Must Have: Sun Safe Clothing

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines for longer hours in hotter temperatures, it's best you take good care of your skins while you're having fun in the sun. One of the best and most affordable ways to protect yourself from the sun's direct harmful ultraviolet rays (UVR) is by using sarongs to cover up whenever you're lying by the beach and exposing yourself to the sun all day long. Whether you're on a summer holiday or escaping to a tropical destination or simply spending time with your family at a resort over the weekend - you'd need to be aware of your health and the danger that the sun can bring to your skin. As much as we love sunshine, too much of anything can never be good for a person.

Besides your face, your shoulders are the most prone to direct sunlight, cover up these body parts when you're out in the sun!

The most basic form of sun safe protection is clothing and in the context of wanting to be versatile and flexible, you'll find that our sarongs are ideal substitutes for sun safe wear where you're able to pack it easily wherever you go, just fold and tuck it into your beach bags or hand purse and whip it out at any time the sun starts to get overbearing while you're out at the city or beach.

Enjoy being outdoors and just be mindful to how many hours your body gets exposed to direct sunlight

We spend most of our lives getting excited over summer and we can't help but feel the joy of basking under the sun. As much as we love this activity, it's important to stay mindful of our actions. In a long run, over-exposure to sunlight can lead to unpleasing outcomes and to the extreme - skin cancer. According to Skin Cancer Organization, 'the sun damage done to every exposed part of your body is cumulative over your lifetime, continually adding to your risks of premature skin aging and skin cancer'. It is advisable for us summer and beach lovers to cover our skins often as it's better for our health from a long term perspective. Besides the superficial downfalls of pre-mature aging and wrinkles and unhealthy skin glows - you'll have to consider taking care of your immune system and state of being.

Always pack an extra sarong just in case you need to allow your skin to breathe and rest no matter where you go

Here are 2 important factors to look out for when deciding on the best sun safe clothing for you and your family:

1) FABRIC WEIGHT & DENSITY: WEAVE TYPE & ABSORPTION 

Choose the kind of fabric that does not allow sunlight to pierce through. This is dependent on the number of fibers woven together in any fabric, the tighter the knit, the tinier the holes and so the less space for UV sunlight to go through. With higher thread count and more fibers weaved together, you'll have dense and solid like materials which makes it protective from sunlight. Besides that, do consider the types of material that absorbs more UV radiation. *'Most fibers naturally absorb some UV radiation, and some have elastic threads that pull the fibers tightly together, reducing the spaces between the holes. Synthetic fibers such as polyester, lycra, nylon, and acrylic are more protective than bleached cottons, and shiny or lustrous semi-synthetic fabrics like rayon reflect more UV than do matte ones, such as linen, which tend to absorb rather than reflect UV'. If you want to go for our lightweight fabrics, do consider choosing our Pertama top quality sarongs for women and men, which are usually made of denser type of rayon weave type.

2) COLOR VARIATIONS

Our sarong collections are created with color dyes that helps reduce exposure because they absorb UV radiations. It is common that darker colors tend to absorb more UV than lighter colors which explains why wearing a black sarong under the sun will heat up your body ore than say wearing a white sarong. Vivid and darker colors tend to provide better sun protection then lighter and pale colors but this is also subject to the sarong fabric type and weave that you can put into consideration. You're best bet to keep your skin safe is to go with white sarongs because *'white fabrics have 'optical whitening agents' that are chemical compounds that strongly absorb UVR, especially UVA'.

You can spend hours out in the sun, just build a make shift tee-pee & get your skin protected from overexposure sunlight

Additional tips when shopping for sun safe clothing:

1) Buy garments that covers more skin. If you need an extra sarong to take with to the beach, get it done. You can even go for our plus size sarongs so you have plenty of material to protect your skin with

2) Get the size right, over stretching clothing that don't fit your body size will only allow more sun exposure to pierce through the fabric. If you're worried about stretched clothing, make sure you get a scarf or sarong to layer up as added protection

3) If you're going to wear bikinis or bathing suits or swim shorts under the hot sun, make sure you have your sarongs packed together. Sure we love to work on our tan lines but after 1-2 hours you'll start to feel the burn on your skin and that's not a good sign. By that time you'll need to hydrate by a dip at the pool or ocean and dry up and cover yourself with your sarongs so you can allow your skin to rest and breathe

4) Pack the right travel essentials! Never leave for a tropical destination or summer holiday without your sun protector for body and face (minimum SPF 15), a beach hat, sunglasses, cover-ups like ponchos, cardigans or sarongs

Wear a sarong over your head and shoulders if you start to feel your skin heating up

Above all - sun safe clothing goes beyond health benefits, they can be stylish and fashionable and versatile for your everyday wear! You can play around with different colors and use your imagination to layer up and combine sun safe sarongs with your outfits of the day.

*1 World Sarongs is thankful to Skin Cancer Organization for enlightening and educating us regarding this important subject on our skins and to our beloved customers who were trusting enough to share their insights and reviews with us.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Postcards from Your Summer Holiday Destinations

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Join the #saronglife movement and share your travel stories to our community. Snap a photo of your favorite summer moments using any of our sarongs. Here's how you can send us your postcards:

3) Tag us on Instagram with #1worldsarongs and #saronglife

If snail mail is more of your style, we'd be thrilled to receive your postcards! 

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We'd love to feature you and your summer experience to our community. Wishing you a warm and beautiful summer ahead ~

Monday, June 5, 2017

FLORALEXIE x 1WS


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The beautiful Lexie Gonzales is a Californian based island kind of girl. This adventurous seeker lives a healthy driven life, filled with happiness and love. From beach trips to picnics and festivals, she styles her sarongs in a carefree and bohemian style exemplifying her natural beauty and state of wanderlust. 1 World Sarongs loves you! Find her on Instagram and check out her photo gallery.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Spring Cleaning + Conscious Living: How to Up-cycle Your Pre-Loved Sarongs

Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings where flowers bloom and nature comes to life again. You can apply the same type of healing for your day to day life by clearing out your closet. We all know that we're guilty of owning more than we ever need and so comes Spring time, it's only natural and necessary for us to get rid of stuff that we no longer use and de-clutter. The state of our wardrobe and home reflect the states of mind and so here's a question: how does your closet look like right now?

As you're packing up unwanted clothing, don't throw out your sarongs just yet! Did you know that there are plenty of ways to up-cycle and reuse your sarongs? Be kind to Mother Nature by learning how to recycle your sarongs and we're here to help you out with this wonderful path of sustainable and mindful living. Need ideas? Here are 5 easy ways to up-cycle your old sarongs:

1) DIY Interior: Pillow Covers or Curtains

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Whether you enjoy sewing or otherwise, there are several ways to make use of your ripped or torn sarongs. You can resize them to fit your cushions or pillows to create a whole new mood at home. You can also cut them into strips and use them as new curtains. These are great home interior ideas for your special events or themed parties too!

2) Patchwork Project: Make a Blanket or Funky Kimono or Dress

Learn how to get this patchwork done here
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Make a colorful blanket or quilt by patching up a bunch of random designs from your old sarongs. More than a therapeutic project, you get to explore your sense of creativity using recycled fabrics and make sure you get to do your part to reduce wastage from your fashion collection.

3) New Fashion Accessory: Colorful Headbands or Sash Belt

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Get this cute look by making your own colorful headbands! All you need to have are some scissors to cut up your old sarongs and a dash of creativity to resemble them into a new fashion accessory. You can either sew or braid the pieces of fabric together and use them for your hair piece to match with your outfits or simply turn them into a cool belt that no one else in town is ever going to own so you'll definitely stand out.

4) Rags for Cleanliness: Floor Mat or Table Cloth or Windows Wiper


If you're too lazy to get any sewing or patchwork project done, here's an alternative idea: You can turn your overused sarongs into rags that you can clean your house with. Whether you want to wipe your tables or keep your feet clean or dust up an old garage. Old sarong fabrics are great for this purpose before you decide to throw them away, think again!

5) Sew it Up: Recyclable Bags or Fabric Covered Books or Ironing Board Cover

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Sharpen your skills with your sewing machine by creating these cool items. From a brand new cover for your ironing board to shopping bags so you can avoid using plastic bags to a cute fabric covered book that make great gifts - you can experiment with practical ways to reuse your old sarongs. 

What are your thoughts on up-cycling your old sarongs? If you plan to try out any of these ideas, we'd love to hear your feedback. The gentler we can all be on Mother Earth, the better chance we have for our future generation to live in a better world that we'll leave behind. Every step to a sustainable path begins with awareness in our decisions. Our love for sarongs goes beyond creating new designs to bring you happiness, we also consider the many different ways to prolong the life span of our sarongs.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Style by Joules X 1WS


Picture yourself at your favorite resort in Hawaii, the sun is shining with breeze brushing through your skin. You're finally on a holiday with your loved one, just the both of you together with nothing else to worry about in this world. They say life is a bliss and bliss is essentially what you are able to feel physically, mentally, emotionally - some call it too happiness. What is your bliss?


The lovely Joules took some beautiful photos that got us day dreaming about Hawaii again, maybe it's time for another beach holiday? One can never have too much of Hawaii - from its enchanting culture, beautiful people and mesmerizing sunsets, it's like falling in love over and over again.


With a refreshing juice or cocktail in hand sun basking by the pool, you'll need the perfect sarong style to cover up, keep yourself protected from the sun and to match the mood. Plus quickly dry off by using your sarong as a pool towel after a swim!


Joules picked our rich and vibrant Hawaiian blue sarong together with a lush tropical green short sarong for her getaway. She's also used a coconut sarong tie to keep her short sarong in place and to give her sarong style a little excitement.


Talk about the perfect choice of colors to blend in a paradise like setting! Follow Style by Joules on Instagram or check out her blog for more style inspiration. Thanks for bringing our sarongs to beautiful Hawaii, Joules! <3

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Amazing Wildlife Organizations You Need to Know


From volunteering to donation to pledging to adopting wild animals - there are so many ways for us to get involved to protect wildlife in their natural habitats. Beyond preservation, sometimes we sit at home dreaming and wondering about animals through our imagination. With the power of the internet these days, you can actually reach out and participate from wherever you are! In the spirit of #WorldWildlifeDay, here are 5 organizations we think you should know about:

1) Orang Hutan Republik Foundation


Our love for Indonesia goes a long way and we're well aware that one of the most magnificent creatures that relate to humanity are the Orang Utans. They are suffering from deforestation and threats driven by mankind's greed. From planting trees to diminishing palm oil consumption, find out how you can take actions to help keep them free and wild.

2) Wildlife Conservation Society


They are currently working to save the majestic whale species inhabiting the waters off New York because they are under serious threats. WCS 'saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature'.

3) World Wildlife Fund


With an inspiring motto that says, 'SAVING A PLANET OF LIFE', this organization needs no introduction. A 50 year old initiative on a mission to protect the future of nature, WWF focuses on saving populations of the most ecologically, economically and culturally important species in the wild. They believe that 'by protecting species, we save this beautiful, vulnerable and utterly irreplaceable planet we call home'.

4) World Animal Foundation


Looking out for all animal's interests, did you know that you can actually adopt a wild animal? This all volunteer organization is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the planet 'through public education, research, investigations, animal rescue, legislation, special events, and direct action'.

5) Panthera


Are you a cat lover? From tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards and cheetahs, this organization is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. They believe that the preservation of wild cats, our landscape guardians is another means of keeping our ecosystem healthy and intact.

6) WildEarth Guardians


Protecting and restoring the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West, this organization is working on climate and energy programs to build a future that will be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2035.

 


We're always on a look out for organizations that work hard to conserve and preserve our beautiful wildlife and their natural habitats. As you know nature and animals have always inspired us in many ways through our collection of green sarongs, animal prints and patterns. We're happy to support organizations who share our mission in wanting to protect Mother Earth and so if you know of any campaigns or causes that we should get to know and give back to, please leave a comment below!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What is Zero Discrimination Day?


Did you know that March 1st is #ZeroDiscriminationDay? This campaign aims to promote awareness to end discrimination and celebrate diversity, tolerance and inclusion. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect, what about you?

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Natural Fashionista X 1WS


We love seeing how gorgeous Bloggers style our sarongs! Say hello to the beautiful fashion icon Kim from The Natural Fashionista showing us what Naturally Fashionable is all about. Make sure to go over the her blog and show her post some love! She styled everything beautifully and showed her viewers how versatile our sarongs really are and how beautiful and flattering they look on curvy bodies.




Jungle Baby Blue Tie Dye Sarong

Got style tips to share and want to collaborate with 1WORLDSARONGS? We would love to hear from you. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast or sarong lover, drop us a message anytime here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

So long to yet another amazing year of achievements and beautiful moments. Where do we even begin to talk about how great 2016 was? We took some time to reflect over the holidays, wrapped up in our sarongs laying under a palm tree with the cool breeze watching our children laugh and play in harmony. There's so much joy in life to celebrate and truly so much to be grateful for and we want to continue living by our mantra of spreading love and giving back where we can. As we transition into a brand new year, we're so excited to see what 2017 has in store for us. We've got a bunch of goals we'd like to fulfill this year and it starts off with our very first big trade show we signed up in February 2017 in Los Angeles. That's right! 1WorldSarongs will be making an appearance at one of Los Angeles biggest trade show. We'll fill you in with more details when the dates get closer!

Behind the scenes with Terry and Deby Sherry setting up a mock up booth for our Los Angeles market trade show. Get more information here.
As you know, nothing makes us happier than to build a relationship with our customers and what more getting to connect in person. Our warehouse sale in 2016 gave us the chance to meet our customers and have real conversations. We feel so blessed to have the support from a bunch of great people we get to call our customers. It gives us the drive and motivation to carry on with our mission as a beach fashion apparel company that is conscious about the environment and humanity. As a sustainable focused fashion company, we do our best to be mindful about our decisions and take meaningful actions where we can. Looking back at what we've accomplished, we're happy to announce that we were able to expand our contribution to the following charities:
From caring about our children who are the future generation to animal rights to aid for disasters to Mother Nature and beyond, our interest in humanity goes a long way. We highly recommend that you get to know more about these organizations and their cause. They are doing wonderful things to assist in making the world a better place. If you don't know yet, we make sure that a percentage of our profits go to those who needs them the most and so we'd like to thank our customers for helping us make this possible. They say that change should begin one's self and so little by little we hope to be the change we want to see in the world. If you know of any charities or organizations that we should collaborate with, please get in touch with us. Together we can work together towards a positive change. Every action matters and so please join us in our mission. Have a beautiful January!