What I Want Saturday

Sea Bags are born as sails and transformed into nautically inspired totes and accessories. Get them at Seabags.

At Sea Bags, “recycled” and “sustainable” are not afterthoughts. Base materials are upcycled from used sails. In addition, 20% of sales of this product – Rose Gold Anchor Handbag – will go to the Maine Cancer Foundation to help fund cancer prevention and treatment programs for all those affected by cancer in Maine.

Seabags cleans the sails before making them into bags, the materials retain the essence of what they once were, where they’ve been and what they’ve done. It’s this previous life that makes each bag unique.

Seabags materials come from Maine first, New England second and USA third. They use one of the last remaining thread manufacturers in the U.S. and one of a few rope manufacturers in New England. And the sail supply chain? Well, that’s as local as it gets. They collect sails one at a time through a network of passionate boaters who love their community waters as much as Seabags does.

The bags are designed and sewn in a building that hangs over the water. They are located on Custom House Wharf in the heart of Portland’s working waterfront. It’s an unconventional location to be sure. But they think the sound of seagulls and the smell of bait from the local lobster boats is an important part of the character of the custom bags.

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