Oct 26, 2021 11:30 AM
Shelly Afthim - Nonprofit Manager at Sea Bags, LLC
Seabags Maine

At Sea Bags, "recycled" and "sustainable" are not afterthoughts. They are the cornerstones of the brand. Their products are upcycled from used sails. They use ecofriendly inks and develop innovative solutions for reducing scrap.

Materials come from Maine first, New England second and USA third. They use one of the last remaining thread manufacturers in the U.S. and one of a few rope manufacturers in New England. And the sail supply chain? Well, that's as local as it gets. They collect sails one at a time through a network of passionate boaters.

They are located on Custom House Wharf in the heart of Portland's working waterfront.