Research

The development of Plastics since 1945 have given the sailmaking industry endless opportunities to develop better, faster and longer lasting sails. Like many industries local craftsman have disappeared and replaced by global players that primarily produce sails in low income countries. Local lofts are now service centers or focus on making covers, spray-hoods and repairs.

This industry has a huge ecological footprint using big plants, lots of chemicals and recycling is not part of the business model. For the future of our planet and the watersports industry we need to change this. 

Who are the big names in the industry, which materials are used and how sustainable is this part of our wind powered pastime?

Who are the big names in the industry, which materials are used and how sustainable is this part of our wind powered pastime?

Read our whitepaper.

Fact finding

Research about the sail manufacturing market in relation to global sustainability goals.

Fund raising

Join movements towards circular design in the sailing industry and raise subsidy. Collect used sails for up-cycling and recycling purposes. Sell recycled products through (web)shop, partners and events to fund research projects.

Research

Research & publish about the plastic type(s), chemicals used for coatings and finishing.

Up and Recycle

Develop with partners recycling options and new knowledge to develop circular sail design.

There is always a second life for sails!