‘It’s more than just a fashion statement; it’s a collaboration that values sustainability, functionality, and supporting local businesses.’
Rooster have teamed up with Sandy Point Watersports, a local business, based at Hayling Island, Havant, to create a new bag collection with a twist.
The bags in this unique collection are crafted from upcycled/repurposed sails, and Rooster rope offcuts. The use of such materials adds a unique touch to each bag, whilst also helping to reduce environmental impact involved to make virgin fabrics. The production of these bags happens in close proximity to Rooster HQ, taking place at Sandy Point Watersports base on Hayling Island, a mere 10 miles away. Hand-stitched with care by Rory and his dedicated team, this local collaboration not only minimises travel distance but also significantly reduces overproduction, allowing for efficient small-batch production that benefits both companies.
Individual stories inside each bag
To enhance the personal connection, each bag comes with a specially designed label revealing some context into the sail used in its creation – you can use your own imagination to make a story behind the history of the sail! This attention to detail adds a meaningful touch for those who appreciate the journey of the materials.
Functionality meets eco-conscious design
Beyond their eco-friendly origins, these bags are designed for practical use. The durable water-resistant base on the large handbag and the wash bag makes them suitable for both seaside adventures and everyday activities. They also include versatile carry straps and handles for flexibility in carrying and hanging and added chunky sturdy zipper closures to keep your belongings safe. You can view the full range on the Rooster website.