Daniel’s research led him to a handful of companies that specialize in clothing that protects the wearer from UV rays. But he also learned grow lights emit an entire spectrum of light — aside from UV rays — that can be potentially harmful to human skin. That means even health-conscious workers who wear protective clothing are only shielding themselves from a small fraction of the light spectrum radiation that poses a potentially significant risk.
Armed with this knowledge, Daniel set out to develop a unique line of protective clothing with the safety of cannabis cultivators in mind. He worked with dermatologists and clothing designers to determine which materials possess the most protective properties. Thus, RayWear was born.
Daniel, we know that some tragic events led you to eventually launching RayWear. What helped you be able to transform loss and grief into a passion for protecting those in the indoor grower industry?
Losing family members so close together was a real tragedy. I think tragedies can either shut you down or inspire you. Thankfully, I have never been one to shut down. Having that pain in our family was a constant reminder of what I was hoping to protect others from. Working from that perspective made everything else rather easy by comparison.
How did your prior knowledge and interest in the indoor growing and gardening industry help bolster you along the way as you launched RayWear?
What are the major risks in terms of light exposure for those who enjoy indoor gardening?
Can you explain a bit more about the science behind your RayWear products and how they protect the wearer from UV rays?
We do much more than protecting against UV. We are the only ones offering full-spectrum protection against UV, Visible and Infrared (IR), which is the spectrum of radiation that all growers are exposed to. There is a lot of science to this question, but anyone can go to our site and get all of it.
How have your RayWear products been received by indoor gardening enthusiasts and companies?
What other areas of the indoor gardening and growing industry do you feel have room for improvement or innovation?
What is next for you and the RayWear company?
Truly, our passion is educating and protecting growers. Being an American Made company we know costs are always an issue for growers, so finding partnerships that will let us lower costs for them is always a top priority. We are always looking for that new fabric that performs better. We also love working with growers who have ideas on how our products can be improved. But we really love the path we are on and are very optimistic about the future health of growers. And their health will determine the future health of the industry.