To design a new collection, our creative team takes its inspiration from the sails collected.
The variety of materials, textures, and thicknesses is both a constraint, and an incredible source of inspiration.
Once the model has been designed, the first prototypes are made in the workshop. Our seamstresses use the same machines as sailmakers and the zig-zag stitching is one of the signatures of our know-how. Often used for sails boat, it is a hard-wearing stitch which spreads the tensions over the sails.
Most of our luggage and home decor products are made in our Lorient, France workshop, where we have around ten employees. We also work with protected workshops, nearby in Brittany, and French textile partners based in Tunisia, with whom we have built durable relationships. We always select our outside partners based on the quality of their know-how. We are continually looking for workshops in France or in Europe to increase our capacity.
When it comes to ready to wear, our wool sweaters are knitted in France and in Bulgaria, our polo shirts and our T-shirts are made in Tunisia. Our products comply with Oeko-Tex standards, and we systematically check the certificates of conformity with environmental standards.
We believe that by focusing on the know-how expertise, rigorous procedures and attention to details, we make the best possible use of the sails we recycle, while being consistent with the values we stand for at 727 Sailbags.