This surfer is recycling old sails destined for landfills to create hand sewn surfboard bags | GBRI

Paradise Divided Into Blue and Green surfboard bags

Paradise Divided Into Blue and Green – this is the name of a company in Santa Barbara that creates stylish, yet sustainable surfboard bags made out of old sails, anchor lines, vintage fabric, and post-consumer materials.

The company is the brainchild of Jeffrey Wapner, who wanted to give old sails that would normally end up in the landfills “a second chance at romance with the wind, salt, and sand.”

Wapner’s aesthetic priority is to allow the materials to dictate the design: “Every sail tells its own story, and I try to honor the original design—for example, the traditional zig-zag stitching—into every component.”

His priority for sustainability dictated that he find a source for recycled foam to protect the board, and eco-friendly zippers. He even found upcyled zipper pulls.

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