Breast Cancer Awareness Collection Now Available at Seabags.com
Sea Bags, designers and manufacturers of handmade items from recycled sails, will once again sell its popular Breast Cancer Awareness or ‘Cure’ accessories to raise money for breast cancer research. This year represents the company’s ninth year running a ‘Cure Campaign’ and raising thousands of dollars for cancer research in the process. Founded in 1999, Sea Bags started by making fun, functional and stylish totes from reclaimed sailcloth in the historic Old Port district of Portland, Maine. Today, the company makes a diverse line of totes, bags, and home goods, all featuring material from sails that were once actively used.
Available online at www.seabags.com, the ‘Cure’ collection this year comprises a Pink Lobster Cure Tote ($150-$190), a Pink Lobster Cure Wristlet ($30) and a coordinating Pink Lobster Cure Clutch ($45). From October 1- December 31, Sea Bags will contribute 20% of proceeds of the sales of all Sea Bags ‘Cure’ items to the American Cancer Society. *
Beth Shissler, President at Sea Bags, said: “We all know someone who has been touched by cancer. The pink lobster design represents the best of Sea Bags and our Maine roots. By offering a limited collection with a generous gift to the American Cancer Society designated for research, we know we can make both an emotional and financial impact.”
“We are so grateful to the folks at Sea Bags for their support,” said Peg Camp, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer of the American Cancer Society’s New England Division. “We are proud that a New England-based company with a national mission recognizes the impact of our cancer research and the ongoing needs of patients and families around the country.”
The extensive use of reclaimed sailcloth is unique to Sea Bags. Signs of hard sailing can be seen in every Sea Bags creation, making them as individual and unique as their owner. Sea Bags products are available online at www.seabags.com or at one of its five retail locations in Portland, ME, Freeport, ME, Cape May, NJ, Rockport, MA and Chatham, MA.