It started with our kids
In 2001, we wanted a better way than just sunscreen to protect our 4 fair-skinned little ones from harmful UV rays. UV protective swimwear was pretty non-existent in the U.S. at this time. We looked toward Australia, a leader in sun protective clothing, for products but found that the swimwear actually covered too much – wrist to ankle, was not at all stylish, and, most importantly, our kiddos didn’t want to wear it. Then it clicked! Why not create our own line that combined sun protection with fashion and it would be a great opportunity to build a business that would help to both educate and protect kids from UV skin damage. Tuga Sunwear was born. Tuga is named after “tortuga”, which is Spanish for turtle. Pronounced "too-ga". Aptly named because a turtle’s shell provides protection in the same way our swimwear protects kids and adults from UV sun rays. With styles and unique prints designed in sunny California, Tuga offers apparel that looks great anywhere under the sun.
And we now offer even more options for everyone, read more about our brands below.
As we expanded, we began to see a need for other products that our customers would suggest and wanted. And now you can shop all of our brands from one site!
Go have fun, we've got you covered!
Peace and love.
The Plangea Family, a family owned company since 2001.