Sun protective clothing firm Coolibar has produced the first apparel range to be officially endorsed by the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF).

In the past, Coolibar was the first apparel line to receive the Skin Cancer Foundation's recommendation.

MIF provides melanoma family/patient support through a helpline and moderated forum.

Its president and founder Catherine Poole said: "In addition to seeking shade and avoiding the prime hours of sun exposure, we recommend Coolibar sun protective clothing to our community, their families and those who seek advice on how to avoid getting melanoma but still want to enjoy being outdoors."