Our story

The founder’s one-year-old son had some skin problems, and he was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis by the dermatologist.
It was unexpected, mainly because it is a disease with no cure.
The doctor advised her ” Make sure you use UV protection all the time.” She was so shocked that she had no memory of returning to her home from dermatology.
“How do I protect my son from UV rays?”
Immediately she started to search for UV protective clothing. However, she was not able to find anything with good quality and efficiency.
Finally, she found the UV cut material. She thought, though, “If there is a UV cut material, I can protect my son from ultraviolet rays if I make outerwear with that fabric!”
She decided to found a company and to make available nationwide UV protection products with proven efficacy, quality, and comfort.

At that time, her son started playing peek a boo. It gave her the idea of the brand name. As Peekaboo
reminded people when they were kids, it also a hide and seek game. Going out in the sun, but hiding the skin, protecting from the UV danger.

Peekaboo Japan today has the mission to provide education and solution against the short and long term effects of the UV rays.

 


株式会社ピーカブーは、育児中の母親2人が2002年に立ち上げた会社です。今までも現在も女性だけの会社。
子どもがアトピーだったことをきっかけに、紫外線対策用のUVカットウエアブランドEPOCHAL(エポカル)を立ち上げました。
赤ちゃんから大人までを対象とした総合紫外線対策ウエアブランドは、国内唯一。
特殊なUVカット素材を使用し、薄くて軽いのにUVカット効果が高い、アレルギーや敏感肌の方にも人気のブランドです。
和光理研インキュベーションプラザに本社を移し、検査・研究を試みつつ、オーストラリア、アメリカへの進出にもチャレンジ中です。
紫外線対策には、日焼け止め(UVカットクリーム)よりも環境にやさしい、信頼できるUVカットウェアをお勧めします。