Do we buy old sails?
Yes, though sometimes they are given to us for free! Please get in touch if you have an old sail you want to pass on to us.
How to wash sailcloth products?
Our products prefer to be handwashed, however, they can be put in a washing machine on a gentle or cold wash cycle. If possible set the spin cycle to a minimum so not to cause damage to stitching or cause polyester insignia cloth to lift. Then leave to hang dry.
Storing sail cloth accessories – As with all fabric products, store in a dry place if your product gets wet hang dry. Most of our items can be used on the beach if they get sandy or salty give them a wash with warm soapy water and always allow to dry naturally.
Mould or Mildew – This is very unlikely to happen, but if you leave something outside long enough this may happen. Give the product a wash with warm soapy water or wash in a machine on a gentle or cold wash.
Stains – Most stains will wash off with soapy water and a stiff brush.
Is upcycled sailcloth clean?
Every sail that we upcycle has been used in some way be it out in the ocean or just sailing around in the estuary. We wash each sail first but not all marks and imperfections will be removed…we feel this is what gives each of our products its individuality.
Is sailcloth fireproof?
No, sail cloth is flammable so be careful NEVER to get it to close to a naked flame! We use flame retardant cushion pads in our cushions.
Is sailcloth waterproof?
Sail cloth is water resistant or splash proof but is not fully waterproof.