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Orca Conservation Leggings

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The stunning black and white colors of the orca make it one of the world’s most recognizable animals. As the ocean’s top predator, they play a significant role in balancing the global marine ecosystem. There are approximately 50,000 orcas left on the planet, with some subpopulations facing many threats including food limitations, chemical contaminants, and disturbances from vessel traffic and sound.

    1. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, and 23”. Crop to 7/8ths length or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    2. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks, or sunscreen
    3. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    4. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking, and breathability
    5. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    6. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security, and fold-over option
  • Made from two variations of our signature fabric. The white fabric is what we use for all our other leggings, as a base that we typically print on. The black fabric is the same but with one difference - it's made from not only recycled plastic bottles but also old clothing! Leggings and other items are recycled once more and given a 3rd (or more!) life, then dyed black.

    White fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Black fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from recycled clothing and post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles And Recycled Clothing

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We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

Packaged responsibly

We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders only pay return postage. Exchange orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

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We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Advocate Apparel Inspired by the orca (Orcinus orca)

Orcas are the largest species in the dolphin family and can grow to be 32 feet in length and weigh in at a whopping 11 tons. They can be found worldwide and have the largest range of all cetacean (dolphin, whale, and porpoise) species. This large range has created subspecies around the world that slightly vary from one another. Orcas can be found in both open ocean and near-shore environments. These dolphins have the most varied diet of all cetaceans but vary regionally. For example, the resident orcas (those that live specifically in one geographic area) of the pacific northwest exclusively eat fish (mainly salmon) while the transient orcas (those that are just passing through a geographic area) in the same region eat marine mammals and squid.

One reason orca populations need strong conservation efforts is because of their reproductive characteristics that limit them to producing few young over a long period of time. Female orcas do not reach sexual maturity until 10-13 years of age. Once sexually active, females can only birth a single calf with each pregnancy. The gestational period lasts for 15-18 months and each calf must nurse from its mother for a year and then will remain with its mother until approximately 2 years of age. Because of this, one female orca can only produce one calf every 3.5-4 years.

All in all, the birth rate in orcas is not well understood, but these low levels of reproduction inhibit many orca populations' ability to quickly recover from environmental disturbances.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Center for Whale Research

Customer Reviews

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Vanessa (Burlington, ON, CA)
Amazing!!

I love how they feel, the pockets are perfect and they fit so nicely. Most importantly, the design and pattern are perfect. I love orcas :)

And I love how eco friendly everything is. Definitely will be buying more.

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Kelli
Beautiful and comfortable!

I have a couple of other pairs of Waterlust leggings and was so excited for these to be released. They are super comfortable. Such a simple yet beautiful design to support a great cause.

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Ma La (Atlanta, GA, US)
Very comfortable, exactly as pictured.

I love how these feel, though it's hard hard to describe. Like very heavy silk maybe. They are super comfortable. Also, I'm a tall woman and these leggings can even stretch over my heels. The pattern looks exactly like the pictures.

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Autumn V. S. (Jessieville, AR, US)
As Always

I have bought multiple leggings from here and I have always loved each and every one. These orca leggings are soft, comfortable, and I love that a part of the proceeds go toward the research and conservation of Orca whales!

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Liz Kim (Spring Hill, FL, US)
Great quality leggings

I bought these leggings to free dive and swim in because I don’t like using sunscreen but need to protect my skin. My initial thought when I put them on was, “Meh.” While I loved the orca pattern, I didn’t put 2 and 2 together to realize that the white and black would have to be sewn that way. And when you’re wearing leggings, having seams plastered against your skin doesn’t feel great. However, I fell in love with the orca pattern and was determined to ignore the seams against my skin. And ignore I did the minute I got in the water. It felt great and didn’t notice the seams at all. I was also apprehensive about the white material staining on the first day of fish cleaning - no worries. All the fish scales, guts, and blood came right off with a little blast from the hose.

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Theresa Hubert (Bedford, TX, US)
Awesome Orca leggings!

I adore these leggings. Great fit and even better look!

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