Feel Good Fridays – Sea Bags

first_img 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Material Summer is wrapping up but we can be reminded of our salty sailing expeditions all year round when we tote around bags from Sea Bags. The company has been creating bags and accessories from reclaimed sailcloth in the historic Old Port district of Portland, Maine since 1999. Today they have a wide assortment of not just duffles and tote bags but wine totes (hello!), iPad cases, dog bowls and shaving cases. All the sails have been used in the past so markings, weathering and various stamps and stripes are part of their charm.Seabags has collaborated with many different companies but recently they worked with a great charity, Gulf of Maine Research Institute to create a limited edition tote bag and bucket bag. Fifty percent of every bag purchased will benefit GMRI’s scientific research around the sustainability of our natural resources and working waterfronts.“Commitment to community has always been a cornerstone to our business model,” said Beth Shissler, President of Sea Bags. “This project underscores the broad sense of community around our largest natural resource and our traditional working waterfronts. And GMRI’s mission nicely complements our company’s commitment to sustainable practices.”The special design features interconnecting bright green and vibrant blue waves – made from recycled spinnaker – wrapped around the white Dacron bag. Each bag is unique. Inside the large tote (14″ h x 18″) there is a hanging zip pocket in additional to the typical slip pocket located between the rope handles. The bucket bag is 9.5″h x 7″w and hangs by a rope handle knotted through grommets.Even though beach days are over, these are great weekend bags, grocery bags (eco-shopping bro!) or even a laundry bag at school. And take note all you boat owners, send in your sails and they will make you a bag. Now that’s sailing sustainability! Editors’ Recommendations It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Manlast_img read more

Suspect sought in Halton theft and fraud investigation

A suspect wanted in a theft and fraud investigation has been captured on surveillance video and police are hoping the public can help identify him.Investigators say sometime during the early morning hours of Oct. 25, several items, including a debit card, were stolen from a vehicle near Dundas St. and Eighth Line in Oakville.The debit card was later used at several gas stations in Mississauga.Police are looking for a white male, between 20 and 30 years old, with light brown-blonde hair. He was wearing a dark coat and has a distinguishable tattoos across his fingers on his left hand.Anyone who may have information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Bingham at 905-825-4747, ext. 2216.Halton police are reminding residents of the following tips:Ensure your unattended vehicles are kept locked and secureNever leave personal identification or valuables in your vehiclePark in well-lit and attended areas whenever possibleNever leave spare keys in your vehicleIf you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in your trunkRemove garage door openers, GPS navigation and cell phone devices and power cords from view when not in your vehicle read more