Dodgeville, WI—All things nautical have been on many designers’ minds, and not just because of trends on the runway. The America’s Cup will be back on television live this summer, the first time in 20 years.
In a nod to its nautical roots, Lands’ End has partnered with Ella Vickers, designer of recycled sailcloth bags and accessories, to create a customized open-top tote and duffel sold exclusively through landsend.com.
The bags, handcrafted in the America from recycled sailcloth, are stylish yet durable, made to stand up to wind, salt-spray and the sun’s beating rays. Vickers, a lifelong sailor and first mate on the America’s Cup winner Columbia, first began making marine canvas products during an off-season in 1989. She now uses the materials in an array of products from accessories to home furnishings.
The capsule collection keeps to Vickers’ nautical roots. Both the tote and duffel feature sail numbers “81” in Lands’ End blue on one side with marine flag trim on the external back and side pockets.
Constructed with sun-, mold and mildew- and water-resistant canvas and corrosion-free marine-grade zippers, the bags feature a waterproof vinyl liner with sturdy bound seams.
Both the tote and duffel feature sail numbers “81” in Lands’ End blue on one side with marine flag trim on the external back and side pockets respectively. The tote retails for $100 and the duffel is $180.