Sea Bags & Sperry Collaborate On A Capsule Collection Featuring Madras Fabric

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Sea Bags, the designer and manufacturer of handmade items from recycled sails, and Sperry, the iconic American footwear brand founded in 1935 by Paul A. Sperry, are long time partners that continue to share a love for the sea. Both Sperry and Sea Bags also share a passion for sustainability through their innovative efforts in saving material from the landfill.

Sea Bags & Sperry Wristlet

Sperry will be introducing an exclusive collection of nautical themed accessories made in collaboration with Sea Bags. Three styles – a tote ($150), a crossbody ($75) and a wristlet ($45), all made with Sperry’s summer madras fabric and Sea Bags’ signature anchor. This collection will be available exclusively on Sperry.com and select Sperry stores.

“We are thrilled to work with our longtime partner, Sperry,” says Sea Bags President, Beth Shissler. “Their brand is the epitome of summer and we are proud to collaborate on products made at our workshop in Portland, Maine. Our brand stories are synergistic, not only do we focus on the coastal lifestyle but we also hit on sustainability and saving material from the landfill.”

About Sea Bags:
Incorporated in 2006, Sea Bags started by making fun, functional and stylish totes from reclaimed sail cloth in the historic Old Port district of Portland, Maine. Today, the company makes a diverse line of totes, bags, and home goods, all featuring material from sails that were once actively used. The extensive use of reclaimed sail cloth is unique to Sea Bags. Signs of hard sailing can be seen in every Sea Bags creation, making them as individual and unique as their owner. To learn more about Sea Bags and the stories their sails tell, go to http://www.seabags.com, visit them at 25 Custom House Wharf in Portland, Maine or at their 23 retail stores in Ogunquit, Freeport, Booth Bay Harbor, Rockland, Camden, Bar Harbor ME, Portsmouth, NH; Newburyport, Rockport, Chatham, Mashpee, and Oak Bluffs, Boston, and Chestnut Hill MA; Newport and Watch Hill RI; Mystic, CT; Greenport, NY; Cape May and Spring Lake NJ; Annapolis, MD; Rehoboth, DE; Vero Beach, FL.

About Sperry:
Sperry® was founded in 1935 by avid sailor, inventor and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry. From the development of the world's first boat shoe, the iconic Top-Sider, Sperry continues its eight-decade tradition of offering innovative, fashion- forward styles that are perfect at sea or on the street. The company Paul Sperry founded in his own name is now fully rooted in the history of American style. Sperry is distributed in department stores and independent retailers in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America, as well as Sperry specialty retail stores and http://www.Sperry.com . Sperry is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children's and uniform footwear and apparel. Sperry.com @sperry #sperrymyway

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