Ultraviolet rays constitute a very low fraction in the solar spectrum but influence all living
organisms and their metabolisms and these radiations can cause a range of effects from simple tanning to highly
malignant skin cancers, if unprotected. This paper summarizes the interaction between ultraviolet radiation and
textile surfaces and reviews the recent researches focused on the subject. The relation between ultraviolet light
and structural and physical properties of textile materials have also been highlighted.