May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and The Wardrobe will host “Everything But The Sun,” featuring SPF Addict clothing designer Marina Arnold on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m. The Wardrobe is at 206 E St. in downtown Davis.
Arnold will present her clothing line at 3 p.m., and will be available afterward to answer questions. Also featured will be sunscreen by MDSolarSciences and hats by San Francisco Hat Co.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided by Estela Martinez of Liberated Foods, and packaged treats will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call The Wardrobe at 530-756-1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In my personal quest to become more educated as a buyer and consumer and my passion for made in California designs, I discovered Marina’s SPF collection,” said Heather Caswell, owner and stylist at The Wardrobe. “I hope that the Davis community will find this event enlightening.”
Arnold, a registered nurse, has 30 years of experience in medicine, most of it in cosmetic dermatology. After treating countless patients with sun-damaged skin, she realized that sunscreen lotions serve only a small role in sun protection. Sun-protective clothing is another valuable and effective tool in sun protection, she said.
After an exhaustive search, Arnold discovered there were few clothing brands combining sun-protective fabrics with sophisticated design and style. She developed SPF Addict in collaboration with a team of experienced apparel designers.
MDSolarSciences’ new products offer zinc oxide-based sun protection. The new formulas are designed to have a restorative effect on the skin as well as being preventative, a news release said.
Liberated Foods is a Davis-based cottage food operation that creates and produces gluten-free, vegan, top eight allergen-free, artisanal baked goods and baking mixes. Products are made with all-natural, non-GMO, vegan ingredients.