The inspiration for Tubies came to a Brisbane-based founder, James Tolson.
Growing up in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, James was a fair-skinned Aussie who burned easily but loved the beach and sport. He understands the frustration and discomfort of sunburn and the importance of sun protection!
James’ idea for Tubies came when attending an outdoor event in Canberra. The temperature soared, but James hadn’t applied sunscreen before leaving home. The cheapest sunscreen option available at the time was $25 for a one-litre bottle. Neither James nor his friends liked the idea of spending that much money on sunscreen, let alone carry a litre bottle of sunscreen around with them! There had to be a better way.