Wet Planet is a center for whitewater recreation, so it makes sense that rafting and kayaking is our main focus. It’s the adventure. It’s the rivers. But, whoa – have you seen those shirts? Wet Planet collaborates with incredible local artisans and companies to create one-of-a-kind hats, jewelry, and original graphics. With new designs coming in every few weeks, keeping up with the Wet Planet apparel is just as exciting as your day on the water with us!
Wet Planet’s in-house graphic designer is changing the face of fashion in the outdoor world – we like to think. Eliza is incorporating new designs specific to the White Salmon River and Wet Planet while building relationships with local and sustainable companies. She came on board with a background in fine arts and print making with fresh ideas for the Wet Planet style. She began by growing on existing signature graphics. “It’s important to pay respect and mesh with the existing brand and designs used. They are a part of the style and theme for Wet Planet. My goal was to blend my style with Wet Planet’s to make a retail line that brings freshness into the old designs.” Her new apparel continues to awe us throughout the season, easily making her designs a favorite of the Wet Planet community.
Next time you want to show off your latest adventure, share your story in a totally unique way with an original Wet Planet design by Eliza! Check out a preview of some of the latest designs available in our shop.
The Latest Designs by Eliza
The Husum Shirt
Wet Planet is located right on the banks of one of the 5 tallest commercially rafted waterfalls in the world. Whether you’ve watched the show or have been the show, if you’ve spent time at Wet Planet we know you have a good Husum story to share! Take the memory everywhere with you, using it as a great conversation starter about “that one time on the river!” while looking incredibly stylish.
The Block Print
It’s always valuable when you can incorporate a company’s logo and values into a design, which we did in the Block Print series. The first block, fish scales, represent the upstream migration of wild salmon and trout on the White Salmon after the removal of the Condit Dam in 2011 – a project Wet Planet was closely involved in. The second shows what we do – we kayak, we raft, we play on the river. And the third is an abstract version of the logo. It encompasses what we stand for, what we do and who we are – all in one design.
Eliza says one of the designs she was really excited to work with was the existing waterfall design. We’ve released a new edition for the past few seasons, making our waterfall shirts a fun collectors item. This year’s version focuses on our sense of place and pride we have for the Columbia River Gorge. You’ll see Mt. Adams towering in the background, much like you experience on your way to the put in for the White Salmon River. Also notice the kayaker, salmon, and maiden hair ferns incorporated into Eliza’s hand drawn style – all prominent features that you’ll see on whitewater rafting trips with Wet Planet.
No matter how old you are, this super soft baseball tee is loved by everyone. Comfy, timeless, and ready for all of your adventures.
Keeping it Local – Who We’re Working With
In all the things we do at Wet Planet, we consider it a commitment to you, to the world, and to ourselves to make sustainable decisions. You’ll see that evident in our company values and the way that we operate on a day to day basis. You’ll also see that in companies that we choose to work with – no matter what we do, we do our best to do it right.
Tumbled by nature and chosen with care, the stones featured in Rebecca’s jewelry are collected from the shores of rivers and oceans in the PNW. Her original designs reverberate with the peace, freedom and spontaneity of a walk on the beach, a hike along a river trail, a climb up a mountain peak, or a meditation in the deepest of woods. She resides on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Klickitat River, where her house is her inspiring studio.
Keeping with the tradition of utilizing local flavors and talent, Wet Planet works closely with Columbia Graphics in Hood River to bring customization to a whole new level. With the freedom to design our own graphics and choose merchandise from a variety of retailers, Columbia Graphics gives us the tools and resources to create and customize our apparel to fit our company.
Anneka, the owner, operator, and designer of Recaps, can be found behind the sewing machine whenever she’s not playing in the mountains or scavenging for cool new hat material. Each style of her one-of-a-kind hats is crafted from old clothes, hand carved block prints, or reclaimed yarn. Recaps was born from the desire to create a totally unique product that takes something seemingly worthless and gives it a unique new value. Each hat is as individual as the person who chooses it.
This small haberdashery is owned and managed by Chris and Erin Erickson in Bingen, WA. This husband and wife team sources its fabric directly from the designers, other small family businesses, or custom designs them to keep their footprint low and their relationships traceable.
Specializing in working with other local businesses, Northwest Graphics has become well known in the area for their excellent customer service and high quality products. Located in Hood River, they recently worked with Eliza to produce shirts for the 12th Annual White Salmon River Fest on short notice, and the whole community loved how they turned out!