With a lifestyle connected with an urban routine, doing sports and searching for more hours on the outside, we developed a project to reuse Sail waste.
The partnership that has started more than a year ago, complements Quantum Sails' manufacturing process, transforming Sails leftovers - Which, even using plotter technology for cutting, vary from 5% to 15% depending on the material - into useful products for a more practical way of who seek to keep in movement.
The edition Echo Vela brings new winds, with huge personality and functionality, for new and exotic materials
Essential and practical products that are companions and fit perfectly on a daily basis. The first edition has 2 types of wallets that range in color and composition - Type 1 (CNH) carries only cards and Type 2 (RG) that carries cards and money - and a reusable bag. The Echo Bag replaces plastic bags in shops and markets, does not occupy space in the bag and has excellent resistance. It is a special partner for beach days or to carry on the travel bag e besides that, it is easier to clean and dries fast.
So you can carry new winds in favor
We realize that one of the best features of a sailor is to improve ideas to become more practical to live a balanced life connected with nature. We understand the importance of sustainability nowadays not only for us but also for the planet.
So as sailors, why not challenge ourselves to transform Sails waste into a new product?
The project that involved everyone in the company, enabled us to improve our connection inside the business, create more awareness of our surroundings and also gave us the opportunity to give back to the environment and the sport that we are so grateful for.
In a light, functional and practical way, we develop products carrying sailing with us no matter where.
- Martina Protskof Szabo
Partner and responsible for the Marketing team
The most incredible thing in this Echo Vela edition is that we succeed in transpassing love in sailing, encouraging people to invest in reusable products and also to carry our history in each one of these pieces. We maintained the technical tradition of sewing on the details being the same machinery as the Sails boat's manufacture, sewing “our history” to be shared with you.
MADE IN BRAZIL
Want to know more about the manufacturing process? Read here!
We use disposable raw materials not used, known as pre-consumption (meaning, the material is new, increasing the longevity and quality of the product). In this section of sorting, we clean the residues of the Sail product and we analyze the size of the patch.
In this section, the process of sewing and assembly starts, especially the Echo Bags. Each bag is different from the others because of the different sizes of the patches which range in color and grammage. The small patches are directed to the wallets.
We cared about the details, caring for the aesthetic of the pieces, we paste and sew in the 4 points machine (the same machine used for sewing the panels for Spinnakers Sails)
In this phase, we see the result of dedication in the combination of the bags. The results are unique, exclusive and with huge personality bags. The wallets are complementary and indispensable for the reuse of every size of the Sails waste.
We thank Quantum Sails for the partnership in the project!