Four good friends gathered in a bar, a few months back. And decided to start collecting discarded, retired sails and recycle them into carefully designed, long-lasting bags. The project is called Salty Bag.
You really don’t have to be an island hopper or an adventurer or sailor to love these carefully designed bags. Besides, once, they were glorious sails, proudly traveling across the Mediterranean Sea. Then, they got retired, discarded even. Being no longer a part of a sailor’s life, they became useless. And along came four friends (Stratis Andreadis, Panos Varouhas, Spyros Daikos and Chrysa Halikiopoulou), all of them dedicated skippers and wild at heart. And they had this great recycling idea. They bought all sails they could find and started making bags (with the exact same tools needed to sew or repair sails), long lasting and beautifully designed bags. When the moment came that they had to choose a name for their brand, they simply laughed. That was too easy. Salty Bag comes across as natural as the sea itself.
But that’s not all. Each handcrafted piece carries its own unique heritage, its wet stories. And so, every bag arrives at the door of its new owner with a booklet inside. And therein lies its life story as a sail. Which boat did it once belong to? When was the boat retired?
And do note, that these friends will donate part of the profits to Hellenic Sailing teams, to support their participation to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Need we really say more? Nope, didn’t think so.