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Ventana by Doug Ross Humpbacks T-Shirt

$ 32.00

Craftsmanship

This from our special edition, Monterey Bay marine life illustration line by acclaimed Santa Cruz illustrator and conservationist, Doug Ross. These are outstanding, extra soft, tagless shirts that are a 50/50 blend of recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton.

Responsibility

We are donating 100% of sales from this shirt line to the Whale Entanglement Team. The cloth is made from recycled PET bottles and organic cotton, and the shirts are Made in the USA. The silk-screening is done in Santa Cruz, California, and 100% of the profits from the screening goes to fund the local youth outreach and education programs of Barrios Unidos.

Each shirt comes with a reclaimed wooden hang tag connected to a key ring and an upcycled, paracord leash cord offcut from the production of Ventana Khordz Mugs. Just like our surfboards, every detail matters. 

All in all there's a ton of goodness about this product, but while the shirt is manufactured and printed in the USA, the yarn is created overseas. We're also using a single pass of Plastisol ink. We're looking into using water-based inks in the near future.

Adventure

Wear this as your go-to shirt on surf trips, local sessions and at the office. Order a few to show your support of local artists and your commitment to the planet. 

Technical Details

  • Illustration by Doug Ross Fine Art
  • 50/50 Organic Cotton/Recycled Plastic Bottles (rPET) fine jersey 30/1 combed ring spun
  • 4.4 ounces/square yard
  • Set on rib collar
  • Double needle sleeve hem
  • Double needle bottom hem
  • Tape shoulder to shoulder
  • Side seamed
  • Wooden hang tag with key ring and upcycled paracord leash cord

About Humpback Whales

A humpback whale mother and her calf epitomizes the beauty and wonder of the Monterey Bay. Often seen near surf breaks in Santa Cruz, humpback whales never cease to amaze visitors and locals alike.

Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 16,000 miles (25,000 km) each year. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter. During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net feeding technique.

Like other large whales, the humpback was and is a target for the whaling industry. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a moratorium was introduced in 1966. While stocks have since partially recovered, entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships, and noise pollution continue to impact the 80,000 humpbacks worldwide.

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About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies sells hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes, and; eco surf apparel and supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. We live and work in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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  •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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