VAKA #007 : "OPIHI (kaiju)"
I really like this shirt based on the local Opihi shelfish. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of climbing rocky shorelines with a "borrowed" dinner table knife scrapping opihi off the rocks in between sets of waves. Slip that blade under the opihi after the wave recedes, but before they suction tight. I don't love eating everything that tastes like the sea, but cooking upside downed fresh collected opihi on a beach fire dropping a dollop of garlic butter in each little hot pot is an experience worth having.
The VAKA 100 project is making 100 neo-Hawaii t-shirts and connecting with 100 charitable organizations that promote the VAKA ideals: Love, Dream, Work, Play. A portion of the proceeds of every VAKA 100 T-shirt sold is donated to a highlighted charitable organization to support it's good work building a stronger community. So if it compels you, buy it, wear it, share it and join the VAKA life! Thank you and aloha!
Keeping Hawaii's beaches and coastlines clean from trash and ocean debris is a non-stop job that keeps the natural beauty of the islands for locals and visitors alike. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii "is a grassroots, local nonprofit organization...that inspire(s) local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups." Organizations like this need support and the work they do keeps communities strong and connected. Please check them out (sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org).
This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester) • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping • Side-seamed