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The UBB Artist Series: Aftyn Shah of Rise + Wander

The UBB Artist Series: Aftyn Shah of Rise + Wander

August 16, 2017

Self-taught printmaker Aftyn Shah first came to her craft after a car accident compelled her to quit her job, spend more time outdoors, and document what she saw in hand-carved, hand-pressed blockprints. We stopped by her studio to learn more about her process — and watch her design for UBB come to life.
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"I Barely Hiked. Then I Backpacked Through Patagonia."

August 10, 2017

United By Blue’s Production Manager, Bastianna, wasn’t much of an outdoorswoman — until she decided to tackle Chile’s iconic national park, Torres del Paine. Here’s how she trained, what she learned, and why she’s already ready to go back.
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Behind the Design: The UBB x Oru Kayak Collab

Behind the Design: The UBB x Oru Kayak Collab

July 27, 2017

Since we’ll never say no to a post-work paddle, we teamed with portable kayak company Oru to design a printed kayak that transforms from box to boat in a matter of minutes. Here’s the story behind our collab.
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Meet the SUP Instructor Who Picks Up Trash as She Paddles

Meet the SUP Instructor Who Picks Up Trash as She Paddles

July 19, 2017

Aqua Vida’s Jana Mars is on a mission to make people feel more connected to the water — and more compelled to keep it clean.
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How It’s Made: The UBB x Klean Kanteen Steel Pint Tumbler

How It’s Made: The UBB x Klean Kanteen Steel Pint Tumbler

July 12, 2017

The UBB team traveled to Chico, California, a city nestled between national forests just north of Sacramento, to visit Klean Kanteen’s HQ and watch our collaboration pint tumblers come to life.
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Red Rocks Mountain Biking, Pisgah Night Hiking With the UBB Wholesale Team

Red Rocks Mountain Biking, Pisgah Night Hiking With the UBB Wholesale Team

July 06, 2017

United By Blue’s in-house sales team typically has 24 hours between tradeshows to squeeze in as much of the outdoors as they can. Here, they talk us through their top three trips — including a couple hidden gems right outside of Vegas.
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Notes From the UBB x REI Cleanup Road Trip

Notes From the UBB x REI Cleanup Road Trip

June 29, 2017

This summer, our cleanups team packed our sprinter van full of empty trash bags and hit the road with a mission: Host eleven cleanups over the course of two wee ks.
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The 24 Hour No Trash Challenge

The 24 Hour No Trash Challenge

June 22, 2017

To get a sense of how quickly waste accumulates, we challenged you to spend one day waste-free — and we were completely blown away by the results.
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3 Days & 3 Boats

3 Days & 3 Boats

June 15, 2017

We spent three days on the water with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, who are working to conserve and restore declining fish populations — specifically bonefish, tarpon, and permit — in the Keys.
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Catching Fish, Shooting Clothes

Catching Fish, Shooting Clothes

June 15, 2017

For our summer photo shoot, we spent three days in Key West with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, who let us on board their boats to watch them at work.
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I Went Waste-Free for One Week. Here’s What I Learned.

I Went Waste-Free for One Week. Here’s What I Learned.

June 05, 2017

The average American creates 4.4 pounds of waste every day. I tried not to create any for an entire week.
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We Picked Up a Million Pounds of Trash

We Picked Up a Million Pounds of Trash

June 05, 2017

And we’re nowhere near done. 8 million tons of plastic waste enter our oceans every year.
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