The facts tell us our world is getting hotter. The most enjoyable way to cool off is in or near the water. How can you do that sun-safely? Coola Cozzies colourful and comfortable swimwear offers you sun protection and confidence to enjoy our beautiful beaches and waterways.
The initial Coola Cozzies idea seeded in 2006 when we couldn’t find quality sun safe swimwear, board shorts and rashies/sun shirts as Christmas presents for our fair skinned family. Australia’s fourth most common cancer is melanoma. Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world! Why couldn’t we find cool swimwear that provided sun protection? All of us at Coola Cozzies have had basal cell carcinomas(BCC’s) removed, and we have lost a dear friend to melanoma. Being SunSmart is a priority for us and we want to help spread the SunSmart message. Our Coola Cozzies rashies and sun shirts are approved UPF50+ by ARPANSA, providing excellent protection. Follow the link to the Cancer Council’s SunSmart page to learn more ways to be sun safe.
Besides our fair skin, our family has also been affected by Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition. Diabetes, of all types, is increasing in prevalence. Diabetes Australia estimates that up to 58% of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity. What better way to exercise than in the water! It is so good for us to relax in, to exercise in, and to just enjoy the water with our friends and family, especially as days heat up. Follow the link to the Diabetes Australia website for more information on Diabetes prevention, treatment and support.
Among our Coola Cozzies family and friends we have gorgeous girls in every size from 8 to 24, and handsome men in every size from M to 5XL, and we have all struggled at various times to find swimwear that suits our good looks! Coola Cozzies have been designed in bright colours and a comfortable fit, because they are Cozzies we want to wear. We want people of all ages, sizes and skin types to be able to enjoy the benefits of water with confidence.
We have had these drivers urging us on, but it was the drought that began in 2013 and is ongoing in Western Queensland, that pushed us to ‘just have a go’ at establishing our on-line swimwear business. No rain, no grass and no stock on our Outback Queensland property sent us a little crazy so we channeled all that crazy into making this dream a reality. A large area of Queensland is still drought affected with many communities living through the toughest time in memory. For this reason we have pledged to donate five percent of all Coola Cozzies profits to the Western Queensland Drought Appeal. Thank you for helping our Outback communities.
So here we are, sharing our wild journey with you. And we are delighted you have visited with us! We hope you love our Coola Cozzies sun safe swimwear, board shorts, swim bottoms, swim tops, rashies, swim shirts and sun shirts. It is a sincere wish that Coola Cozzies swimwear gives you the confidence and sun protection to enjoy the water, whether you’re at the beach, the pool, the river, or your nearest dam.
We respect and honour your unique size, shape, and skin type. ‘Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.’
God bless you.