Meet Paul, Sea Bags’ latest It Guy. He is the volunteer spokesmodel for our re-designed wallet. Paul’s enthusiasm for the versatile accessory is based on his persistence and the wallet’s function.
Paul’s sister discovered the Sea Bags store in Freeport. She told him that men’s wallets were sold there. Paul was raised around the water and his father raced Hobie Cats. Therefore, he was intrigued by the possibility of a wallet made from recycled sailcloth.
As shopping is not a high priority for Paul, by the time he went to the store the wallets were sold out. Throughout the next few months, Paul was in Freeport often for business and as time permitted, he would come into the store and ask about the wallets. He left his name and cell number to be called when they were available again.
Meanwhile, back at the workshop, Sea Bag designers were collecting the best variety of recycled sailcloth and designing for even greater function. A very limited supply of wallets was re-introduced as part of the holiday Employee Recommendation promotion.
Then it happened. The call came. As a gesture of appreciation for his persistence and interest, Paul was given a wallet by Sea Bags for Christmas. He received his gift in the Freeport store and immediately moved his credit cards, identification and cash into his new wallet.
“I have been using this wallet everyday since then,” says Paul, who admits that the leather wallet his girlfriend gave him for Christmas remains in the nightstand. “I can get everything in here and it still remains flat. I like it because it is thinner than nylon or leather and more durable.”
According to Paul, he recommends the plentiful pockets for credit cards and appreciates how easy it is to remove his driver’s from behind the clear window that protects it. He demonstrates how easy it is to organize receipts within the billfold.
Paul checks in with us every couple of months. Meanwhile, he spreads the word about the durability and function of these colorful wallets made from recycled sails on Custom House Wharf.
And, as our spokesmodel, Paul says he doesn’t mind signing autographs!