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WOMEN'S Abalone Restoration Sun Shirt

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Our sun shirts allow you to spend hours outside in the sun without overheating or cooking your largest organ in UV radiation. Lightweight, airy, stylish, and fun, sun protection as rad as you!

Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    1. Ultra lightweight and breathable
    2. Certified UPF 50+, blocking >98% of the fireball’s harmful rays
    3. Ergonomic hood that stays put in the wind, featuring a ponytail slot for your hair
    4. Streamlined thumbholes to protect your hands from the sun
    5. 100% fade proof, chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    6. Fabric mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    7. Tag-less for comfort
  • Made from recycled materials and knitted into an ultra fine, lightweight fabric, think of it as the working persons stretchy silk. So silky smooth and cool to the touch, your skin literally gets goosebumps when you put it on, but stays shielded from the sun all day on the water. You can stand in an asphalt parking lot on a hot, humid, sunny day in Miami in July at noon and still feel cool. Yep, our test team tested it…reluctantly.

    91% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 9% spandex

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

100% Fade-Proof From Chlorine, Sun & Saltwater

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Materials

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Advocate Apparel Inspired by Abalone

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered.

Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to Get Inspired

“Our partnership with Waterlust helps us spread our message of conservation across the globe far beyond our reach.  It is a great example of how one small organization with one employee can only do so much but by working together we can do more, reach more, spreading knowledge, happiness, beauty, and hopefully compassion for our ocean animals.”

Nancy Caruso

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Megan Griffith (Portland, OR, US)

WOMEN'S Abalone Restoration Sun Shirt

Hawaii ocean swimmmwr (Koloa, HI, US)
Actually fits my swimmer shoulders

In the past I’ve ordered the men’s large sun shirt because I thought the shoulders of the women’s top would be too small for my broad shoulders. I wanted another sunshirt because I wear my original one all the time and took a chance and I ordered an XL women’s sunshirt. I ordered women’s XL because I wanted it to be a little loose I’m 5’9” and 165. It’s perfect the sleeves are the right length and it doesn’t pull at the shoulders and is a little loose in the body. I will also say that i like the men’s large sunshirt but it’s a little long when wearing shorts with the 4” inseam shorts.

Stephanie DeWitt (Castle Rock, CO, US)
New Fav

This is the perfect material and cut. I love it!!

Desdemone (Kailua-Kona, HI, US)

Fits very soft and comfy. Beautiful Colors as always. This is my second sunshirt. Love your stuff as well as the newsletter.

Samantha Hoff (Ballston Spa, NY, US)
Beautiful pattern and quality

Bought this for my mom since she spends the winter in Florida and she loves it already !

Mariam (Willow Street, PA, US)
Stunning Color, Comfort, and Functionality

I bought this to use on a hike in a very sunny month of the year, since I didn't want to have to constantly apply sunscreen. I don't think I got any burning, and I was not overheated in this, though there was hardly any shade and the sun was strong. The quality of the material is excellent, the colors stunning, and every aspect of the design thoughtful. I so appreciate this brand's use of inclusive models too, which is icing on the cake!