Saltwater Long Sleeve

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Listen to the ocean within, the ujjayi breath that brings the strong peace and grace of the sea to your soul. Everything you need is inside of you.

$ 44.00 USD $ 88.00 USD
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  • INGREDIENTS: 92% forest fiber from acacia, eucalyptus, poplar, pine, spruce, beech, birch, and maple trees grown on tree farms in Eastern Europe, 8% spandex for stretch. 
  • FIT: Cropped fit, ruched on the hips, deep v-neck, hits right at the belly button, and pairs beautifully with all our bottoms!

Q - Why is it so expensive?

A - Clothes can only be made cheaply if people and/or the planet are being exploited. In 2022, the reality is we are extracting limited resources from the planet to make limitless things. The more plastic clothing made in slave like conditions overseas we support with our hard earned dollars, the more we tell brands that YES, we are down with limitless consumption. When we pay workers a living wage and consider that the planet cannot survive at the pace we are overproducing, clothing can't be inexpensive. We need so much less than we're told we need, therefore do not need to buy dozens of $6 items. It's always better to save up for ethical pieces. (This message is to those with some disposable income, not to those living in poverty.)

We pay a premium for high quality fabrics and labor. While an average top may cost $2.50 for Shein to make, we pay anywhere from $30-$50. That means on a $78 dollar top, profit may be $30-40, which must cover operating expenses (website fees, shipping, advertising, freight charges), taxes, and payroll to our fairly paid employees. Our end of the day profit is closer to $3-6. If we did this for the money, we'd be in the wrong industry. We do this to make an amazing heirloom piece you'll treasure for years.


Q - When are sold out items restocked?

A - We don't make the same thing twice, and this is why: our creations are art! An artist would not repaint the same piece over and over. And for you, our beloved customer, this means your piece is very unique and bespoke. No one else will have it. This is how we used to make clothes long ago-- items just for you that are meant for you and not mass produced to maximize profits.

Q - Where is it made and who makes it?

A - We only work with small family owned shops employing 8-10 people paying well above minimum wage in Los Angeles, CA.


Q - Is it sustainable and organic?

A - Anyone who claims true sustainability while producing a product is greenwashing, intentional or not. We are responsible. To be truly sustainable we should all be wearing undyed, unisex, 100% recycled fabric scraps, government issued uniforms for 5-10 years at a time. While we are not that, we are much, much better than most of the alternatives out there. Our fabric is 99% closed loop, low plastic, made with fair wages, GOTS certified dyed, water based inked, made in the USA, and we donate money to a new charity every month. We will never stop seeking more ways to be make a cleaner and more beautiful piece of clothing!

 

Dyed mermaid and indigo blue. White waves and night sky printed with water based ink. Cut, sewn, dyed, and printed in downtown Los Angeles by small family owned shops where creators are paid more than minimum wage.

 
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  • INGREDIENTS: 92% forest fiber from acacia, eucalyptus, poplar, pine, spruce, beech, birch, and maple trees grown on tree farms in Eastern Europe, 8% spandex for stretch. 
  • FIT: Cropped fit, ruched on the hips, deep v-neck, hits right at the belly button, and pairs beautifully with all our bottoms!

Q - Why is it so expensive?

A - Things can only be made cheaply when either someone is underpaid or it's completely automated. Unfortunately, machines haven't taken over all labor yet. So in the meantime we pay a premium for high quality fabrics and labor. While an average top may cost $5 for Forever 21 to make, we pay anywhere from $30-$50. That means on a $68 dollar top, profit may be $30-40 which then must cover operating expenses (website fees, shipping containers, freight charges), taxes, and payroll. Our end of the day profit is closer to $3-6. If we did this for the money, we'd be in the wrong industry. We do this to make an amazing garment you'll love for years.


Q - When are sold out items restocked?

A - Never. Nothing gold can stay. Each piece is specially designed for the vibe and spirit of the season. Once it's gone, it's gone!

Q - Where is it made and who makes it?

A - We only work with small family owned shops employing 8-10 people paying well above minimum wage in Los Angeles, CA.


Q - Is it sustainable and organic?

A - Anyone who claims sustainability while producing a product is greenwashing, intentional or not. We are responsible. To be truly sustainable we should all be wearing undyed, unisex, 100% recycled fabric scraps, government issued uniforms for 5-10 years at a time. While we are not that, we are much, much better than most of the alternatives out there. Our fabric is 99% closed loop, low plastic, made with fair wages, GOTS certified dyed, water based inked, and we donate money to a new charity every month. We will never stop seeking more ways to be make a cleaner and more beautiful piece of clothing!

 

Dyed mermaid and indigo blue. White waves and night sky printed with water based ink. Cut, sewn, dyed, and printed in downtown Los Angeles by small family owned shops where creators are paid more than minimum wage.

 

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06/20/2022

Comfy AND Cute

Communication and shipping were great. I ordered a size Medium based on the size chart and it’s true to size. I love the unique design of this piece! It is incredibly flattering. Cropped but not too cropped, would be great paired with high waisted bottoms or even just regular waisted. This top is SO comfy… I want to wash it but I haven’t taken it off since I tried it on. It’s just that comfy! The color is absolutely stunning, a unique shade of blue, and I can really feel the energy of the ocean connected to this top. The design is lovely, I was born under a Pisces Waning Crescent moon so this piece speaks to my soul. I love that the tag is simply words printed on the inside of the clothing, with a sweet quote. This top is also really supportive and fitting which is amazing. And of course, I love how sustainable all the clothes from Purusha People are!

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Cassandra
United States United States
Purusha People Saltwater Long Sleeve Review
06/13/2022

Perfect for breastfeeding!

I see pregnant mamas wearing Purusha People; I, myself, wore Purusha People when I was pregnant. If you plan do any breastfeeding after having your beautiful babies, these cross tops are absolutely perfect for breastfeeding!! You can easily pop a boobie out the top or bottom on either side and out the middle of the bottom of the cross on the right side for more coverage on your chest. Added bonuses include: comfortable, stretchy, soft, great as a regular top or as a layering piece, gorgeous color and design!

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Amy
United States United States