Let’s get ready to party! To commemorate the 100 th anniversary of Smith Woollens, we are proud to introduce three new colors to our trademark Solaro ® range. The history of the cloth that became known as Solaro ® has been well documented. It was originally developed in the early twentieth century by London School of Tropical Medicine scientist Dr Louis Sambon to protect the wearer from harmful UV rays. The khaki-coloured cloth was adopted for British military uniform use in tropical climes to shield the wearer from the sun.