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Tim C. (Leesburg, FL, US)
Great fit, quality, and style!

My new favorite hat! And it doesn't hurt that its made of recycled material and proceeds go to help save our springs! Love it!

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Desiree (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Just beautiful!

So pretty!! Great quality and design!

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Fountain of Youth Recycled Hat

10% of profits donated to the Alachua Conservation Trust

White sandy beaches may take the spotlight, but Florida is home to 1,000 freshwater springs, the highest density in the world. A birds-eye-view of the forest often reveals a magnificent pool of freshwater emerging from the aquifer below. Jump in and you may experience the coveted feeling of flight as you soar in the air-clear water.

    1. 6 panel, structured trucker design
    2. Uniquely printed and embroidered front panels that are chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant and made from recycled polyester
    3. Moisture absorption and sweat releasing sweatband fabric made from recycled polyester
    4. Recycled, breathable black mesh back
    5. Recycled, adjustable snap-back
    6. Slightly curved, recycled brim
  • Body fabric, trucker mesh, sweatband fabric, inside taping and thread (stitching, embroidery): 100% recycled polyester

    Top button, visor brim and snapback: 100% recycled polyethylene

    Sweatband interior padding foam: 65% polyether polyglyeol 35% toluene diisocyanate

    Sweatband interior padding mesh:100% polypropylene

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY THE Floridan Aquifer

Alachua Conservation Trust LogoFlorida evokes daydreams of white sandy beaches and palm trees – but perhaps the most magnificent water in Florida lies just out of sight. In the Sunshine State, water fills the limestone cavities of the Floridan aquifer beneath our feet. This is the source of drinking water for 92% of Floridians. But this water is not always hidden - where it finds its way to the surface, it forms marvelous freshwater springs, which support not only human life in Florida but also incredibly diverse and unique aquatic ecosystems. In fact, Florida is home to the highest density of freshwater springs in the world – more than 1,000 of them dot the karst landscape of the sunny peninsula.

Unfortunately, increasing development and growing pressures on water resources are having negative impacts on Florida’s springs. Over the past 15 or 20 years, Florida’s burgeoning population has had a plethora of consequences for the springs, namely decreases in flow due to over-pumping and a transition from native underwater grasses to nasty algae. Nitrate levels in the springs have skyrocketed and ecosystem dynamics have changed as food webs are altered.

Underwater selfie style view of guy snorkeling through swaying green grass in the florida springs
Underwater view of a girl swiming at the surface of the florida springs wearing fountain of youth leggings

Thankfully there are many passionate citizens and non-profit organizations that advocate for our springs, work to protect them, and raise awareness about their unique beauty as well as their decline. One of these groups is the Alachua Conservation Trust, a non-profit regional land trust created to address the need of protecting critical natural lands from development and degradation in North Central Florida. 10% of profits from our springs prints go to support their Young Leaders For Wild Florida (YLWF) program, a three-week environmental leadership summer program designed to empower passionate young people to advocate for Florida's environment and work to conserve, restore and celebrate this important resource.

Made from recycled materials

*Sweatband interior padding is not currently recycled.

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

SEE THEM IN ACTION ON OUR INSTAGRAM - USE @WATERLUST TO BE FEATURED


Customer Reviews

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Tim C. (Leesburg, FL, US)
Great fit, quality, and style!

My new favorite hat! And it doesn't hurt that its made of recycled material and proceeds go to help save our springs! Love it!

D
Desiree (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Just beautiful!

So pretty!! Great quality and design!

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