Jill Fehrenbacher

There’s nothing we love more at Inhabitat than seeing waste materials recycled into innovative new pieces. That’s why we were super excited to come across Sea Bags, a small company in Maine that recycles old sails into super cute nautical tote bags.

The question “Where do all the old sails go? weighed heavy on the minds of two young entrepreneurs on the Atlantic shores of Maine. (Strangely this thought has never occurred to me). With this concern for reducing waste in mind, the founders reappropriated the rugged elegance of the sail to create the best hand crafted bag around.

Sea Bags look very practical and sturdy, and are sure to give you that “Captains Club” look. The bags come in three sizes and can be ordered directly from the Maine-based company via phone or email >

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  1. Inhabitat » SUSTA... May 13, 2007 at 8:01 am

    [...] (don’t forget the contest!). Among the twenty-plus green vendors were Inhabitat favorites Sea Bags, Bahar Shahpar, Organic, Carga and [...]

  2. Sandie January 29, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    How can I buy a bag without going to Maine?

  3. pretty October 23, 2005 at 8:02 pm

    the idea isn’t new, edzard kramer from germany launched his label 360? in 1995, some of his stylish bags even come with informations about the ship the sail cames from. pls check his website: http://www.ed360grad.de (sorry, the whole website is in german language)

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