Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)
Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)

Maka Ihe Rash Guard (Red)

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This smooth and versatile long-sleeve rash guard will protect you while you have fun doing sports. Whether it is spearfishing, snorkeling, surfing, working out in the gym, or biking, this quick-drying long sleeve will keep you safe from the harsh elements. It features custom, original Native Hawaiian artwork by Maoli designers and is slim-fitted with flat ergonomic seams, and a bit longer than your casual tee for extra comfort and protection.

  • Performance fit women's rash guard
  • 40 UPF* (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) - 97.5% of all UV rays blocked
  • Very soft four-way stretch fabric that stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
  • Quick drying material
  • Rash protection
  • Comfortable longer body and sleeves
  • Flat seam and coverstitch
  • 82% polyester, 18% spandex

*Both SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) are standards used to measure sunburn protection. SPF, the standard used to measure the effectiveness of sunscreens, has been around for many years. The UPF system is relatively new and was created specially for sun protective fabrics.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN

The Maka Ihe (Eye of the Spear) design features several different traditional kākau (Hawaiian tattoo) patterns. A majority of the patterns are variants of the ihe or spear, representing strength and the ability to protect. Complementing the ihe patterns are several other traditional Hawaiian designs including the kuamoʻo (backbone)—representing genealogy and Hawaiian heritage, pewa (wedge patch)—representing the ability to mend and come together, and pō (night)—representing the duality and balance of the world. These patterns are in a traditional Hawaiian layout on the right half of the body.

Note: These patterns are Native Hawaiian ancestral designs. If there is an interest to leverage these patterns for personal tattooing, we strongly advise learning more about the pā uhi (Hawaiian tattooing) process, and seeking guidance from an expert practitioner. A kākau is much more than just a permanent design on the body—it is also about learning ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language), understanding familial genealogy, and forming a spiritual connection with kūpuna (ancestors) of the past. Mahalo.

Sustainability

We've partnered with some stellar organizations who are taking garment printing into the 21st century with DTG (direct-to-garment) printing technology. This means, everything at Maoli is made to order and we don’t have a warehouse full of clothes lying around. This reduces the clothing waste in our business to nearly zero. 

Our eco-friendly water-based inks provide unlimited color combinations and make detailed prints pop without reducing their vibrancy in the wash. Reducing toxicity in the environment is one of our top priorities. 

Whenever possible, we also use organic, recycled, or sustainable fabrics to manufacture our apparel. We aim to make our products good for your body and for the ʻāina (land).

We encourage our customers and our community to demand more from us when it comes to sustainability. Have an idea? Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Fulfillment notice

Due to the impact of COVID-19, fulfilling and shipping orders make take longer as we follow measures to keep our teams safe.