Our Story

Friends since childhood, Juliette and Mandi set up Sails and Canvas in June 2015…and for them it’s all about the sailcloth!

Situated on the Exe Estuary, Topsham has an affinity with all things maritime. From around 1790 until 1815 there were at least 7 shipbuilders in the town and from the turn of the century until 1830 at least 92 vessels were built in the Topsham yards.

Shipbuilding supported many other activities including sail making and rope making and today Sails and Canvas, situated in an old sail loft on the quay are bringing a new twist to the sailmaking tradition…Upcycling old sails and turning them into beautiful handmade products to complement your home and lifestyle.