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Based on 30 reviews
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H.
I absolutely love these!!!

They feel so nice and fit me perfect!I feel like a saved a few fish and got a great product in return. Im telling everyone about Waterlust! They actually have plus sizes that look cute and fit to boot!

C
C.R.
Outrageous!!!

I can’t stop looking at them. They’re so pretty and the length and thickness are awesome!

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D.F.
Love my Waterlust leggings.

As a teacher of coastal science, I love wearing these fabulous endorsements to save our marine resources!!

B
B.H.
Love the cause, the pattern and the fabric.

I love the outdoors and water sports but I have fair skin and I’ve developed allergies to sunscreen. Very happy with this option!

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A.B.
Awesome Design

Beautiful colors and flattering design. The fit is perfect and as always the pockets are amazing! :)

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L.A.
Lovely and flattering

I love these abalone leggings so much. They are flattering to my curvy lower body and the print is gorgeous.

Abalone Restoration Leggings

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10% of profits donated to Get Inspired

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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. 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
    7. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY The sassy sea snail

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 1980’s, 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. Marine biologist Nancy Caruso is doing just that, and founded Get Inspired, a non-profit organization that specializes in marine conservation & education.

Besides physically growing juvenile abalone along California’s coast and populating them back into the coastal kelp forest marine habitat, Nancy recognizes that protecting the ocean in the future requires educating children today. That is why she has launched a 10 year initiative to grow 100,000 abalone in classrooms across the golden state and restore them along the southern California coast, inspiring and utilizing the help of the next generation of scientists along the way. 10% of profits from your purchase will be donated to this restoration effort.

Nancy Caruso holding green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) off the coast of California.

Growing juvenile abalone. Once they reach adulthood, they’ll be released into the wild along southern California’s coast.

High school student divers trained by Nancy to participate in the abalone restoration efforts.

The next generation of scientists measuring abalone in their classroom nursery.

Photos used to create this print were taken by Alyssa Frederick, a PhD researcher, science advocate and communicator. Her PhD research focuses on how disease and temperature stress affect abalone.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - VISIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PAGE HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
77%
(23)
7%
(2)
13%
(4)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
H
H.
I absolutely love these!!!

They feel so nice and fit me perfect!I feel like a saved a few fish and got a great product in return. Im telling everyone about Waterlust! They actually have plus sizes that look cute and fit to boot!

C
C.R.
Outrageous!!!

I can’t stop looking at them. They’re so pretty and the length and thickness are awesome!

D
D.F.
Love my Waterlust leggings.

As a teacher of coastal science, I love wearing these fabulous endorsements to save our marine resources!!

B
B.H.
Love the cause, the pattern and the fabric.

I love the outdoors and water sports but I have fair skin and I’ve developed allergies to sunscreen. Very happy with this option!

A
A.B.
Awesome Design

Beautiful colors and flattering design. The fit is perfect and as always the pockets are amazing! :)

L
L.A.
Lovely and flattering

I love these abalone leggings so much. They are flattering to my curvy lower body and the print is gorgeous.