We didn't start out in the fashion industry. We began as two women who were having the time of our lives living in Manhattan. We were working our way up in the magazine industry when our eyes were opened by the dreaded C-word: CANCER. At the time of Melissa's malignant melanoma diagnosis at 26, we were just like many of you & shocked to find out our lightweight clothing wasn't protecting us as much as we thought. We started looking for stylish sun protective options and realized they didn't exist for ourselves or our families.
We didn't want people to have to choose between fashion & function so we set out to create a new trend: sun protection that you actually WANT to wear. Designed with you in mind, we use only the highest rated UPF & most luxurious fabrics. Cabana Life is a labor of love, fueled by coffee, laughs and constant-learning. Thank you for supporting this small, women-owned business. Over 15 years later, we are honored to help keep you and your family sun safe & stylish.