SEA BAGS SHOPPING BAGS REINVENT RECYCLED GIFT-WRAP
During each transaction in the store, an interesting dilemma arises. When the customer gets the receipt and is handed her or his Sea Bag purchase. This moment typically goes in one of the following ways:
- Customer asks, “Do you have a shopping bag?”
- Customer offers, “I don’t need a bag, I can put it (the purchase) in this other bag.”
- Customer observes, as their purchase becomes its own shopping bag.
As a company committed to sustainable practices, we have resisted the idea of paper shopping bags even made from recycled paper. But we still had the dilemma over offering an appropriate shopping bag for purchases. Luckily the colorful solution was stockpiling before us and the epiphany arrived in time for the holiday season.
SHOPPING BAGS MADE FROM SPINNAKER! This is the type of sail that fills with wind and balloons out in front of the boat, referred to as flying.
We saw our piles of lighter weight nylon spinnaker as the chance for shopping bags and another way to reuse this resource. Think about it. The shopping bags, made from brightly colored, recycled spinnaker, are intended to double as giftwrap and be used long after the holiday season. Win-Win!
Many of us seek an alternative to the traditional ripping and crinkling of decorated paper and try to reduce the waste associated with traditional holiday giftwrap. Even after the gift is given, the packaging can be used again and again.
Shopping bags are available with purchase in Freeport and Portland.
Photo: Lance was the first to purchase a shopping bag to wrap his mother’s gift. As a mariner, he agreed that it was a “great idea.”