If you love being in the outdoors like we do, I’m sure you can relate with the battle of sun protection. Beach days and adventuring can make you lose track of time, and before you know it, the irreversible damage has been done.
It’s so important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, and Rett and I feel the struggle of wanting to spend time outdoors, but staying sun smart too.
We love to paddle board, kayak, beach walk, snorkel, whale watch, hike, and explore…and we’re also passionate about protecting the environment we love. But with so many sun shirts made from virgin polyester, it was a discouraging dilemma.
The Sun Shirt Challenge
We dug deep to find an eco-friendly recycled option that fit our active lifestyle and high quality standards. AND they had to hold up to being in the Florida heat, flatter, and come in colors we love most!
We were determined to find a solution we loved that minimized the need for sunscreen that needs to be re-applied. Of course, any areas not covered by the UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) fabric will need sunscreen, but having the most vulnerable area covered is huge!
Side note: Are you using chemical sunscreens? They have some pretty significant drawbacks for your own health and their impact on ocean environments like coral reefs. Check our our article on reef-friendly sunscreens.
After much research & testing, we’re both ecstatic to say that we’ve found porpoiseful solutions that we absolutely LOVE and live in. And they are….(drumroll!)
NOTE: We’ve got a limited supply of sizes (small family business = small batches), so be sure to grab your size before it’s gone!
Why We Love Them:
- UPF 50+
- lightweight + breathable, even in the FL heat
- silky soft + flattering fit
- resists odors
- have a good neckline to help keep skin protected (especially the hoodie)
- recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
- eco-friendly, made from recycled plastic bottles (13-16 recycled bottles in each)
- high quality + washes well
The fit & feel are especially Ah-Mazing. Even in the Florida heat, they feel weightless, soft, and flattering.
And with our unique logo that brings positive vibes and spreads ocean love, they’re just a pure joy to wear!
We’re excited to be offering them in two women’s styles (long sleeve + hoodie), and one unisex style:
Women’s Sun Hoodie
I choose this one hands-down for a long day at sea or outdoors. It’s the most protective with the higher neckline, hood, and thumbholes that allow the sleeves to cover much of the hands. And the soft blue color with navy design is heavenly! (Made from 15 recycled plastic bottles.)
Women’s Sun Shirt:
I love this one for when I don’t want or need the hood or thumbholes and want the least weight. And the tropical blue color is so happy! Like the hoodie, the fit and feel of the long sleeve sun shirt are amazing. (Made from 13 recycled plastic bottles.)
Men’s + Unisex Sun Shirt:
Both Rett and I love the light gray with navy design – it’s so cool on a hot day and goes with everything. (Made from 16 recycled plastic bottles.)
We LIVE in these and hope you love them as much as we do! We especially love knowing that they’re made from recycled materials and are a more porpoiseful choice than slathering on sunscreen that could be harmful.
Here’s to taking care of your skin for many long years ahead of enjoying the outdoors while protecting it too!
Live with porpoise,
Eve + Rett
P.S. – We package these beauties with porpoise (not plastic). Check out our post to learn more about why we’re so passionate about sustainable, biodegradable, recycled/recyclable, and plastic-free packaging: