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Abalone Restoration Sun Mask

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Whether hitting the water for a sunny day adventure or tackling that long postponed yard project at high noon, our silky smooth sun masks (neck gaiter) protect your nose, ears, lips, cheeks, and neck from UV exposure.

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. Adjustable tie so you can dial in the perfect fit or fasten to a hat or ponytail
    3. Scooped front and back for full chest and neck coverage
    4. Certified UPF 50+, blocking >98% of the fireball’s harmful rays
    5. Fabric mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    6. 100% fade proof, chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    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.

10% of profits 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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Richard Barnes (Sarasota, FL, US)
Great quality but

I love the material the cause the sustainability and the pattern. Wish it came in a larger size though. A little tight around my face and you then can kinda see through it when it's on. Can only wear around my face and not around the length of my head from top to under my chin. Love. But wish I could wear it other ways

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Julia Wester (Miami, FL, US)

Abalone Restoration Sun Mask

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