About RagBags

About RagBags

 

STYLISH HAND-MADE AND BESPOKE BAGS & ACCESSORIES CRAFTED FROM NEW AND RECYCLED SAIL CLOTH

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UNLEASH YOUR INNER SAILOR!

Inspired by traditional sail makers, RagBag products are handmade locally on the East Coast, using authentic recycled sailcloth.  The RagBag collection includes holdalls, weekend bags, beach bags and shoppers, as well as deck chairs, placemats and other homewear.  No two sails are the same, offering a truly bespoke feel and giving each piece its own identity.  Any of the products can be tailored for an individual, making a unique and bespoke gift for someone special.

Eco Friendly they are ocean-durable but also perfect for any landlubber!  Made to withstand anything from a saltwater dunking to the fiercest of airport baggage handlers, they are ultra-stylish and super-easy to clean.  Perfect for a day on the water or even a day at the races, a fishing trip or a picnic on the beach, they are the ultimate in seaside-chic.  And because of the nature of sails, the more you use your sailcloth the softer it will become! Even better, they are exceptionally well-priced.

By recycling old unwanted sailcloth at RagBags we do our bit for the environment by reducing the amount of waste in landfill sites. Once we have located sails, both abandoned and much-loved, we cut the sail for use and give it a brand new lease of life.

If you've got old sails filling up your loft, you can even customise your own design from any of the products on the website. Your product can be unique with your own sail number and designed to your specification.  And if you have your own design one of our team will work with you to make a truly bespoke product, see examples on our customise page. 

New mum Sarah Buckley established RagBags last year in 2010.  Originally based in Hertfordshire, Sarah and her husband Paul found that they were spending most of their time in Essex, where they enjoyed both sailing and racing their Squib, a two-man keelboat.  So in 2007 they moved to Burnham-on-Crouch.  Sarah was by now a Design Team Leader at national training company but her interest in product design was still burning strong, and after a few months of thinking ‘wouldn’t it be cool to make something out of an old sail’, she collected her new heavy duty ‘sail makers’ sewing machine from the Southampton Boat Show.  Encouraged by friends who loved her bags, Sarah started experimenting with different design ideas and RagBags was born.

RagBags is based in Burnham on Crouch, on the Essex coast.

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