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2015 Press

12 | 19 | 2015

Coastal Living Magazine

The Christmas Gift Guide: Frequent Flyers

"For the voyagers who live to journey...Constructed from durable recycled sail-cloth"

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12 | 17 | 2015

Parade Magazine

Ready, Set, Shop!: Christmas Gift Guide

"Sea Bags, a line of totes and technology bags made from vintage sails, are totally yar."

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Christmas Gift Guide - For The Lady In Your Life

12 | 15 | 2015

Celebrating This Life: A Travel, Life, and Style Blog

Christmas Gift Guide - For The Lady In Your Life

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12 | 09 | 2015

Communikait

How to Get Home for the Holidays: A Tote Guide

"I love my newest Sea Bag, the Striped Rugby Tote, because it fits everything I need, doesn't show dirt and wicks away any weather I may run into!"

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Sea Bags Chosen as Sponsor for 2016 Atlantic Cup

11 | 21 | 2015

Huffington Post Hawaii

5 Gifts For The Dog Lover

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11 | 05 | 2015

The Boston Fashionista

New England Designer Spotlight: Sea Bags

"It seemed an unlikely location for a design shop, and Maine's 2015 Retailer of the Year. Unlikely, until you understand the ethos of Sea Bags, a Portland-based purveyor of nautical accessories."

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Updating Coats for Boston Winter

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10 | 23 | 2015

Gearist

Made in the U.S.A.: Sea Bags presented by Gearist

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11 | 2015

Old Port Magazine

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Forbes Magazine

10 | 15 | 2015

Forbes Magazine

Green Halloween: How Smart Companies Are Making Halloween Eco-Friendly

"The simplest, and sturdiest designs are from Sea Bags’. They make trick-or-treat pails from recycled sails in Portland, Maine."

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Sea Bags President Beth Shissler on Fox22 Morning Show

10 | 12 | 2015

Fox/ABC Bangor

Made in Maine: Sails Recycled into Sea Bags

"'We began the Cure Bag project nine years ago in honor of my mom. Each year we come up with a new design.' said [Sea Bags President] Beth Shissler."

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Joyful Magazine

10 | 8 | 2015

The Joyful Organizer

Spooky Stuff

"We all know how I feel about Sea Bags. If I could love them even more it would be because of their limited edition Candy Corn Bag."

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Buffalo Check on The Joyful Organizer

09 | 23 | 2015

The Joyful Organizer

Sea Bags Are For Fall

"Every season needs a new bag. This season Sea Bags, a notoriously summer themed brand, has come out with some amazing patterns for fall. My favorite is the Red Buffalo Check Courier."

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Press Herald Article

09 | 8 | 2015

Portland Press Herald

Sea Bags acquires Portland specialty jeweler Chart metalworks

"Both brands are similar in that they are authentically nautical, made in Maine, and enable our customers to tell their own story through our custom-made products," said Don Oakes, CEO of Sea Bags."

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09 | 2015

207 - WCSH6

Sea Bags is a Finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made Awards

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08 | 2015

Elle Decor Magazine

July/August 2015 Issue

"Carrying On - Whether you're heading to the beach or the local farm stand, these totes are as stylish as they are useful."

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08 | 2015

Veranda Magazine

August 2015 Issue

"Sail Away - Nautically themed patterns and colors-rope knots and signal flags, deep navy blues-have a crisp, polished sense of cool that's impossible to resist."

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08 | 2015

Shape Magazine

August 2015 Issue

"Stash wet gear in this roomy, fully lined bag made from recycled sails."

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08 | 2015

Seaside Style Magazine

Fall 2015 Issue

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08 | 2015

Edge Magazine

August 2015 Issue

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Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

07 | 2015

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

"The coastal town on the brink of wow brings native moxie to big-city trends - featuring upcycled sailcloth wine tote."

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06 | 2015

Food & Wine Magazine

"This sturdy rope-handled bag is made from recycled sails and printed with boat schematics."

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06 | 2015

Family Circle Magazine

"Sustainable Style - Sea Bags, located in Portland, ME, uses recycled sails for its tote bags and wristlets."

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Outside Magazine

06 | 2015

Outside Magazine

"Stay organized; Ryan stores his gear by activity in Sea Bags' Totes."

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The Boston Globe

06 | 21 | 2015

The Boston Globe

"Sea Bags' recycled sail totes have gone from upscale novelty to New England coastal style staple the past few years."

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Fox CT
Iron & Twine

06 | 11 | 2015

Iron & Twine

"What makes Sea Bags unique is that all their goods are handmade from authentic recycled sails...making no two bags alike...yeah, that's pretty remarkable! And every single product is made here, in their Custom House wharf location."

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The Joyful Organizer

05 | 10 | 15

The Joyful Organizer

"Sea Bags are one of my favorite brands of bags and accessories. As you know, I love Maine and all it has to offer. Add in recycling and adorable bags to the mix and I'm head over heels."

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WCVB Chronicle

05 | 04 | 15

WCVB Chronicle

"Made from recycled sail cloth, these earth and ocean-friendly pillows bring nautical style to your living room."

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NAILS Magazine

04 | 28 | 2015

NAILS Magazine

"In order not to smudge their nails, clients might need something fabulous to carry their belongings in. Choose from this group of tote bags to stock your salon with, leaving customers with the cutest and most convenient of purchases to hold their prized possessions."

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Alaska Beyond Magazine

04 | 2015

Alaska Beyond Magazine

"Made from recycled sail cloth, these earth and ocean-friendly pillows bring nautical style to your living room."

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House2Home Magazine

04 | 2015

House2Home Showcase Magazine

"Fashioned from durable water resistant recycled sail cloth, this line of pillows are a perfect accent to a boat, deck, portch or camp..."

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Island Runaways

03 | 10 | 2015

Island Runaways

"It turns out that Sea Bags are handcrafted in the United States, specifically in Maine, a state famous for its sea-going heritage. Each bag is made out of recycled sails, giving these totes a real sailing pedigree."

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emilie photography

03 | 05 | 2015

emilie inc. photography

"We collaborated on something similar when I photographed a wedding in Sayulita, Mexico and Sea Bags made custom tote bags for the bridal party. Can't wait to see what this fantastic local Maine business will come up with next!"

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Classic Bride

03 | 03 | 2015

Classic Bride

"I've been a fan of Sea Bags for several years now and was excited to learn that they have a wedding-specific line...perfect for any preppy nautical lover!"

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03 | 2015

Old Port Magazine

"Finds - A Guide to Shopping the City."

The Power to Help blog

01 | 28 | 2015

The Power to Help blog

"Like nineteenth-century pioneers who carefully used every piece of the buffalo, Sea Bags lets very little material go to waste."

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207 - WCSH6

01 | 26 | 2015

207 - WCSH6

"The Portland based company Sea Bags has had an exciting 2015 so far. The company, which makes bags out of recycled sails, was featured on the program Your Business on MSNBC."

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Mainebiz

01 | 26 | 2015

Mainebiz

"Our goal is to keep the sails out of the dumpsters, to give each sail a new life and a new use. That's a never-ending job."

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01 | 18 | 2015

MSNBC

"Changing Course: A Restructured Business Sets Sail by OPEN Forum"

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