Youth Eco-friendly Long Sleeve Sun Shirt
1 shirt = 8 recycled plastic bottles
Made entirely of fibers derived from recycled plastic water bottles, our Youth Eco-friendly Long Sleeve Sun Shirt is the ideal apparel to thrive in the sun. Built to move with you and dry fast, it’s a super-comfy, lightweight, durable, eco-friendly garment, and you’ll be surprised by the performance and breathability of the fabric.
• 100% recycled post-consumer content
• Moisture-wicking, quick-dry, anti-microbial, performance fabric
• No dyes or chemicals in fabric
• Minimal seams to reduce chafing
• Very light weight
• UPF 30 sun protection (blocks 97% of UV rays), longer cut for more UV coverage
• Machine washable for easy care
Besides protecting your skin all day, Waxhead sun shirts make you part of the solution: Each Waxhead sun shirt keeps 8 plastic bottles out of our landfills and oceans.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our Youth size is actually our Men’s XS, which equates to a well-fit Youth L or a slightly roomy Youth M.
1. Collect + Sort — Plastics bottles are collected and sorted, then stripped of all labels and caps.
2. Clean + Chop — Plastic is cleaned and chopped into flakes. Flakes are pelletized into chips, then melted and extruded into fibers.
3. Spin, Knit + Sew — Fibers are spun into yarn then knitted into fabric, which is cut and sewn into a garment.
4. Assemble + Finish — 8 plastic bottles later, you have a top-quality Waxhead sun shirt that looks, feels and performs great!
More Benefits for People + Nature
We presort recycled plastic bottles by color, eliminating the need to dye fabric during the manufacturing process. The eco-friendly process results in:
• 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
• 66% reduction in energy consumption
• 55% reduction in water consumption
• No dyes, no chemicals = less water, less energy
• Each sun shirt prevents 8 plastic bottles from reaching landfills or oceans
To produce our sun shirts, we work with partners in Haiti and Guatemala, supplying Made-in-the-USA 100% recycled fabric to co-ops there that create sustainable jobs and full-living wages for hundreds of workers in developing countries. Their teams use our materials to construct shirts worn proudly by our customers. The Guatemalan facility is also powered by biomass that consists of wood chips, coffee extract, and other raw materials. The wood chips are collected from the local forestry industry using sustainable practices.
Flat-brim Style hat
Waxhead wants you thrive in the sun. We figured you might need help shading your face from UV rays, so you can focus on fishing, hiking, post-surf hangout or whatever you’re up to. Plus, this hats covers up your salty and wind-blown hair, to keep you looking good.
Our flat-brim Major League Profile hat features fitted, spandex trucker mesh back panels and poly twill front panels. Embroidered Waxhead logo. One size L/XL.
Our 6-Panel vintage trucker hat features a cotton pre-curved visor front, "easy fit" profile and soft mesh back panels with plastic snap back closure for adjustable and quick release. Embroidered Waxhead logo. One size fits most.