Saltgirl Clothing Company was created by Jo Ann Cantú and Mike Schepper when they both realized the growing involvement of women in the saltwater market without any singular representation in fashion. They found that most saltwater sport apparel companies focused on men. Those clothing companies offer very few original designs and clothing options to women and their brands are often unisex tees and tanks. Saltgirl Clothing Company is strictly for women and will only sell women cut clothing with women influenced designs, color choices and “realistic” sizes ranging from S to 3XL (where available).
As a small company, they value integrity, honesty, and loyalty to lady anglers, kite boarders, surfers, SUP girls, merchant mariner Saltgirls and any woman that lives the coastal life. Saltgirl supports Sister’s Helping Sister’s Charity Fishing Tournaments held in Baycliff, TX twice a year benefiting local Texas ladies dealing with breast cancer. We respect marine life, coastal life and sponsors several young girls and women in Saltwater sports. We hope you enjoy our clothing and that you continue to live the Saltgirl life!
About the owners
Jo Ann spent over 25 years as a US Merchant Marine navigating large cargo vessels over the world’s oceans. As a young child of 4 years old, her mother took her to see a marine mammal exhibit and from that early age, she was fascinated with the world’s oceans and the majestic marine mammals. Her overall goal as a child was to see all the whales she could in their natural environment. She has traveled the world, navigated the major oceans and reached her childhood goal of seeing whales in their natural environment. After retiring from the US Merchant Marines in 2011, she returned home to her Texas roots. She has a passion for the Saltgirl lifestyle.