The Ugly Xmas Rashie has a new design for summer 2017

Australia’s much-loved answer to the Ugly Xmas Sweater is back for 2017 – with a new, true-blue cockatoo design!

Ugly Xmas Rashie Cancer Council

PHOTO: Supplied by Cancer Council Queensland

Cancer Council’s 2017 limited edition Ugly Xmas Rashie featuring a cockatoo is set to be another instant hit for the beach this summer.


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The Ugly Xmas Rashie first launched in 2015 and sold out within 48 hours – and has been an Aussie tradition ever since.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the charity was proud to launch another new design of the Ugly Xmas Rashie – Australia’s answer to a global Christmas trend.

“It’s too hot for us to don Ugly Xmas Sweaters in summer in Australia – but the Ugly Xmas Rashie ensures Aussies can stay on trend and sun safe while supporting a great cause,” Ms McMillan said.

“What better way to incorporate sun safety into your Christmas get-up and stay festive all summer long?

Ugly Xmas Rashie Cancer Council

PHOTO: Supplied by Cancer Council Queensland

“With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime – we are always looking for ways to make sure Australians can safely have fun in the sun – and this product does just that.

“The rashie is rated UPF50+, keeping trendsetters safe while at the beach, with the added bonus of supporting our work in cancer research, patient support and prevention programs.”

Ms McMillan said pre-orders were now available for the new cockatoo design, and the original Ugly Xmas Rashie kangaroo design, in a range of unisex adults and kids’ sizes.

Ugly Xmas Rashie Cancer Council

PHOTO: Supplied by Cancer Council Queensland

Scody Australia Bernard Schreiber said the Ugly Xmas Rashie was an Australian tradition, crafted to the highest quality.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Cancer Council this year in the promotion of the Ugly Xmas Rashie and give Australians the opportunity to get festive for a good cause,” Bernard said.

Scody has also released an Ugly Xmas Cycling Jersey which will be available in the original kangaroo design to help keep cyclists festive while out on the road.

The Ugly Xmas Rashie is now available for pre-order online at uglyxmasrashie.com.au and will be in some Cancer Council stores across Australia from October 2017.