Our ecosystems are wildly interconnected, MANG. When we alter one thing, like mangroves, it can affect all the other life around it. Mangroves are “commensal” with their surrounding flora and fauna, meaning they provide a benefit to the flora and fauna around them, from oysters and seagrasses to fish, fiddler crabs, beach mice, and big cats, like jaguars.
This unique mandala design depicts how mangroves are a keystone, commensal species to coastal ecosystems across the world. In honor of the Brevard Zoo’s world-class conservation team, the design incorporates native Florida species like jaguars, scrub jays, and the endangered Perdido Key beach mouse. Show your love for coastal ecosystems and the interconnectedness of life with this incredible design.
Through MANG’s Buy One. Plant One.® initiative, we plant a mangrove for every shirt you purchase. With the Restore Our Shores collection, 10% of your purchase goes directly to fund our restoration work with Brevard Zoo’s conservation team in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Comprising over 40% of Florida’s east coast, the IRL is the US’s most biodiverse estuary, and we’re working to help reverse decades of pollution and rising nitrogen levels, which are threatening the health of this vital watershed.
This ultra-lightweight, durable performance long-sleeve shirt is UPF 50 rated, which blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays. It's also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation so you can ditch the sunscreen, save the reefs, and stay safe in the sun. Made from the softest polyester built with Pure-Tech wicking technology, these shirts keep you cool and dry and let you ditch the sunscreen—which keeps our oceans clean too, MANG! Perfect for the boat, the beach, hiking the outdoors, hanging in the backyard or around town, and everything in between.