Sun Protection

We are passionate about sun protection and educating on the dangers of prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays. 

We come from a country with the highest rate of skin cancer in the world so our mission is to protect and help people to take care of themselves and their families in the sun, in quality swimwear that people will enjoy wearing.

Sand-Free Towel - Tropic of Unicorn (Junior Size) - Tribe Tropical

Recycling & Eliminating Plastic

We use as little paper and plastic as possible in our business and always recycle where able. We don’t print invoices unless requested.

Our sand-free towels (pictured), wetbags and swim nappies are made from recycled plastic bottles.

Orders are sent in compostible satchels (excl our extra-large beach bags as compostible satchels aren't made that big sadly!)

We’re proud to announce that from 2021 we will be using 5 times less plastic by way of eliminating the number of polybags used in packaging of swimwear sent to us from our supplier, saving thousands of polybags from entering landfill each year. For this reason, your swimwear & hats will not be sent out wrapped in their own plastic polybags (we use tissue paper + compostible satchels instead).

Polybags used in the textile industry contribute significantly to environmental pollution globally so we’re happy to be able to make this positive change.   

Giving Back

Supporting communities

We regularly support local Australian charities and donate to dozens of events annually.

Charities Tribe Tropical has supported include: 

  • The Melanoma Foundation 
  • The Australian Skin Cancer Foundation
  • American Melanoma Institute 
  • Arizona Skin Cancer Foundation 
  • Dolly's Dream
  • Children's Hospital Foundation (via Nova FM)
  • MND Association of Western Australia
  • Mon Repos Turtle Centre 
  • Currumbin Wildlife Hospital 
  •  ...and we've donated towards countless school & community events! 

Though we may be a small business, we try to do all we can to give back and help support organisations that align with our brand values.

Supporting our environment

Recycling & clearing rubbish from our beaches are brand values but also family values - you can see our children pictured with some of their recent findings.

Emily Gradon founder of Tribe Tropical Australian sun protective swimwear brand, founded out of a desire to help people keep safe in the sun further to first-hand issues with skin cancer

Family & Adventure

We value family time, traveling, exploring and having adventures with our kids!

We are big advocates for family travel and believe that traveling is a time for people to connect away from the day-to-day chores and the 'to do' list of every day life.

"In the end kids won't remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them" - Kevin Heath.

Travel often, adventure always!