RECYCLING SAILS INTO USEFUL THINGS
SAILORMADE create bags, wallets and accessories from recycled sailcloth. Great design, quality and sustainability are at the heart of what we do.
Our hand made products are designed and manufactured with the rugged Australian beach lifestyle in mind. Don't be afraid to treat them rough.
Launched by Scott Sparks in 2014 to help raise environmental awareness and upcycle sailing materials into great products, he was soon joined by his wife Sophie to run the good ship SAILORMADE together. We love what we do and hope you will too.
Sailing is great but it needs to be more environmentally aware. The modern sailing boats we race and mess about in are not brilliant for the environment. The plastics, glue and paints used to build the boats, the chemicals and resins used to maintain sail shape and extend working life are harsh. What's worse is they have a relatively short life, most racing sails have only a few years in them at best, after that they generally end up in landfill. At SAILORMADE we don't like that. No-one does, which is why we upcycle them into new useful things.
We try to incorporate interesting sail details in all of our range, be it part of a sail number, a sail makers logo or a sail seam. However sails are big (some are really big) and mostly one colour, so it's not always possible to incorporate a genuine sail detail. We could fake it, but faking it is not what we're about. Our products can have the tell tale marks that come from a life on the ocean, it's real and proof of a genuine up cycled product.
We live and work on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Australia. There's great sailing, awesome surf, a long history or traditional seafaring, plus a fantastic beach lifestyle. The ocean is in our DNA. We live next to it, make our living from it and spend a lot of time splashing around on it - lets look after it.
Scott and Sophie