I originally found bags made from sail cloth at the Container Store in the US and then at a small pop-up market in Tofino. I decided to do a search for a local supplier and found Salt Legacy.
Their goal is to repurpose all parts of the sailcloth and reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill. The components are carefully selected with consideration for their impact on the environment. From zippers to tags to packaging, every choice makes a difference.
An article in the Times Colonist newspaper wrote, “Meaghan McDonald says she was hiking one day and noticed her backpack was falling apart. The sailing and scuba diving enthusiast wondered if sailcloth could be used to make a more durable backpack. In 2019, she applied for the Project Zero incubator program to build her business plan. In the last year, her business, Salt Legacy, which turns old sail cloth into bags, backpacks, duffle bags and other totes, has taken off. It quickly jumped from being run out of an apartment into a proper workspace. As word got out, the inventory sold out.