Ventana by Doug Ross Shearwaters T-Shirt
This is 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.
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.
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.
- 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 Sooty Shearwaters
On August 18, 1961, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that thousands of crazed sooty shearwaters were sighted on the shores of North Monterey Bay in California, regurgitating anchovies, flying into objects and dying on the streets. The incident sparked the interest of local resident Alfred Hitchcock, helping to inspire Hitchcock's 1963 thriller The Birds a cautionary tale of nature revolting against humans. It is believed that the strange behavior of the Sooty Shearwaters was the result of a toxic algae bloom.
Sooty Shearwaters are spectacular long-distance migrants. They follow a circular route traveling north up the western side of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans at the end of the nesting season in March–May, reaching subarctic waters in June–July where they cross from west to east, then returning south down the eastern side of the oceans in September–October, reaching their breeding colonies in November.
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