North Sails and Sea Bags Launch Sustainability Partnership

Sea Bags — the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of bags, totes and accessories made from repurposed sails — has partnered with North Sails, the sailmaking industry leader. The two brands have teamed up on a sustainability initiative to divert retired sails from the landfill and pave the way for the sailing community to collectively reduce waste.

The first step in the non-exclusive partnership kicked off at the end of 2021 by completing a sweep of all of North Sails’ North American company-owned lofts. In the first four months of 2022, together North Sails and Sea Bags have saved approximately 5 tons of sail cloth from the landfill.

Launching summer 2022, the North Sails and Sea Bags initiative encourages sailors to donate their old sails at any North Sails loft in North America. With 11 loft locations across the United States and Canada — including in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Toronto — North Sails provides easy access to participate in this meaningful program. Sails accepted in the North Sails x Sea Bags repurposing program include 3DiTM composite, Dacron, nylon spinnakers and intact laminates.

The North Sails lofts in North America are now accepting old sails for drop off. Find your nearest loft on