Sailors are keenly aware of caring for oceans and waterways, so renewing, recycling, and reusing is nothing new to them. Puget Sound sailor, Shawna Feiling of 17 Knots is working on “re-sailing,” making totes, satchels, and wine bags from retired sails and scraps from sailmakers. Shawna is expanding her collection this month at Venue as the featured artist. Shawna believes that the repurposed sails bring the customer a taste of adventure, while also providing a great environmental benefit.
We’re all looking for the perfect bag for carrying gear to the boat, groceries to the house, or traveling on the next adventure. And doing it “green” has extra appeal. Bags are made from authentic recycled sailcloth from local vessels and handcrafted in Seattle, Washington.
The 17 Knots collection includes totes, wine bags, satchels, iPad cases, and even holiday stockings. Customers can request a personalized item with a special date or initials. No two will be exactly alike, and they often have signs of hard sailing and high seas adventure.
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