Wednesday, May 27, 2009

recycled sailboat sail bags

Must. Have. Now. This week I've been incredibly interested in all things sailing and yachting. Well, all things fashionable at least!

Branch Home, an amazing company with recycled and eco-friendly goods, has a fabulous bag. I've mentioned it in several other articles, but it's more than worth mentioning again. For those who don't know me, I love bags. Tote bags. Travel bags. Luggage. Shopping bags. Messenger bags. Grocery bags. Paper bags. Plastic bags. I love bags. I hope you get the point!

Regardless, there's an incredible bag called AUM Tote : Net.

design:Stuart Sproule and Barnaby Killam, 2007

manufacture:Handmade by Red Flag Design in Vancouver, Canada

materials:100% reclaimed sailcloth body, nylon stitching and handle, enameled metal grommets, reinforcements of reclaimed Hypalon. (Hypalon is a rubber material used in the maritime industry, notable for its strength and durability.)

dimensions:19.5" tall x 12.5" wide x 7" deep

about: Breathing new life into old sailboat sails, the all-purpose Alternate Use Material (AUM) Shoulder Tote transforms this distinctive yet durable material into a long-lasting, limited edition bag that retains the marks of its nautical origins.Cut from naturally textured cruising sailcloth that would otherwise be discarded, this tote's rich history is highlighted and reinforced by perfectly simple, handmade details. The sennet-knotted nylon handle is attached securely to the tote by enameled metal grommets and marine-grade rubber, allowing for heavy loads to be carried comfortably and with confidence. Each tote also sports an ample zippered pouch for the secure stowing of modern life's smaller flotsam & jetsam.

The AUM Shoulder Tote is a unique chronicle of voyages past, and a perfect companion for adventures to come.

Each AUM Shoulder Tote is one-of-a-kind, and may not match exactly the one shown. Also, please note that each is made of recycled sailcloth, and as such, may display unique marks characteristic of its former life on the high seas.

product care:Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach. Soak and scrub with a soft brush if necessary. Hang dry.

availability:This item is currently in stock.


To order call: 415-626-1012

1 comment:

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