NEW Sail Cloth Bags!
16 March 2018
New Sail Cloth Luggage Project Launches
Sail 4 Cancer has launched an exciting range of barrel sailing bags / holdalls made from recycled sail cloth. The announcement comes after a large donation of used sails was made to the charity from Isle of Wight based sail cloth company ‘Wight Sails’.
If you’re interested in getting involved, please get in touch using the contact form below. You may have some sails that you’d like to donate or perhaps you would be interested in buying one of our bags or just a sail for an architectural project.
The bigger barrel bag (57cm in length) is £48 and the smaller barrel bag (44cm in length) is £30 including postage.
Commenting on the announcement, Chairman of the 4 Cancer Group Graham Precey said:
“As a sailing nation, we have a huge appetite for new sails every year. Sadly however, old sails are often overlooked and are usually thrown away in land-fill sites. Consequently, we have launched a new campaign which aims to encourage sailors to recycle their old sails whilst at the same time helping British families living with cancer. All sail donations will be up-cycled into bags and other products to raise funds for the charity.”
“This recycling initiative is a partnership between many organisations who are all working together to help families in difficult circumstances. Veolia UK is helping with logistics and StorageMart is assisting with container storage. The bags are being made by M-24 and the initial batch of sails have been donated by Wight Sails. We are incredibly grateful for their help. We have all sorts of sail material available including Dacron, Mylar and various spinnaker fabrics in all sorts of vibrant colours. We’re very excited about this new venture and we’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to get involved. Many thanks.”