A print inspired by the Florida Springs

$65

White sandy beaches may take the spotlight, but Florida is home to 1,000 freshwater springs, the highest density in the world. The springs are amazing at the surface, but grab your mask and jump in - another watery world awaits.

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86% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester), 14% lycra, giving 10 post-consumer plastic bottles a positive future. 100% awesome!  Printed using dye-sublimation, an environmentally friendly process which uses no water and minimizes waste.

Built with a 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor to keep your largest organ safe from that giant fireball in the sky! No sunscreen required.

Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for superior shape retention. We're talking to you yogis, let's see you drop Trikanasana on a SUP!.

Sorbtek fiber technology for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability. Get wet, get dry, stay stoked!

Built to stay put for the active Waterluster. Wide waistband for added security or fold over for a lower rise. Bottom line, when you huck a gainer off a cliff, these puppies ain't goin' nowhere!

 

Giving Back

Florida 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 overpumping 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.

Thankfully there are many passionate citizens and non-profit organizations that advocate for our springs and raise awareness about their unique beauty as well as their decline. One of these groups is The Springs Eternal Project, “a celebration of the springs we were given, a meditation on the springs we could lose, and an invitation to the people of Florida to fall in love with our springs all over again, mindful that the choices we make today foretell the Florida of tomorrow.” 10% of profits from the 2 springs leggings will go to the Springs Eternal Project to help raise money for their summer camp. Next summer, they will employ a mix of art and science to educate the next generation about Florida’s water resources - and get the kids underwater in the springs to experience the magic for themselves.
 


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