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SOSBAG - SaveOurSeas: Creating fashion with rescued materials - Barcelona Upcycling.

Protect your laptop with an ecological conscience with our original covers and bags, and make the sea part of your style.

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### Invest in the Circular Economy with SOSBAG, a sustainable brand that makes unique bags and covers for your laptop, with waterproof and extremely resistant materials, from life rafts at the end of their useful life.

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They are made with a purpose and a unique story, reusing the fabrics of life rafts from boats, we have created resistant, functional and sustainable covers for your laptop.

These bags are ideal for carrying your laptop, important documents or electronic devices well protected.

Its design combines super-resistant and waterproof fabrics with a durable making to free your devices from rain, seawater salt and road dust.

REUSING BEFORE THAN RECYCLING

At SOSBAG we rescue extraordinary materials, such as the life rafts of sailing boats, which would otherwise end up in the trash, being in perfect conditions.

We collect, select and cut the most attractive materials that we sew by hand to bring our original designs to life.

By reusing these materials, we contribute to the sustainability of the planet by reducing the volume of waste and carbon emissions, in a handmade process with very little power and water consumption, since we do not industrially transform the fabrics. This is UPCYCLING!.

UNIQUE BAGS WITH A HISTORY

Each of the life rafts that we rescue has accompanied sailors on all their voyages, providing them with safety and helping them in the most difficult moments.

That is why when they reach the end of their useful life, we want to transform them into unique and original covers, making them serve for their main purpose again, the safety and protection, now of your most precious belongings.

Each fabric that we reuse has lived a unique story. Being 100% handmade, each bag is different and genuine, which gives them an incomparable added value. The wrinkles and nautical details confirm its provenance.

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MAIN FEATURES

WHY SOSBAG?

At SOSBAG we use the acronym S.O.S. "Save Our Souls" to reinforce the message of help that our seas and oceans are asking us "Save Our Seas".

"Sometimes we feel that what we do is just a drop in the sea, but the sea would be less if that drop were missing"

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

THE EXCLUSIVE AND INCLUSIVE DESIGN OF "LA CASA DE CARLOTA"

La Casa de Carlota (LCDC) is the first design studio in the world that has incorporated creatives with intellectual disabilities into its professional team. For this collection, he has created a disruptive design for us, which reflects his perspective on the protection of the seas and its sustainability.

CREATION PROCESS

Transforming reused materials into bangs and covers is a work that requires passion and dedication, and due to the resistance of the material, it is not an easy task.

Your support to our crowdfunding campaign will allow us to acquire the necessary tools and materials. We will turn those life rafts into products full of meaning and sustainability, giving them a second chance full of purpose.

In addition, we will be able to buy the complementary material necessary to make our covers and bags, zippers (where they require a minimum of 1000 meters of purchase), stainless steel fittings, recycled fabric for inner linings and RPET ropes, as well as the thread resistant to corrosion in the marine environment.

And do not forget the most important thing, you will contribute to the reduction of waste, the reduction of CO2 emissions and the saving of natural resources.

ABOUT US? IF LIFE GIVES YOU RAFTS... MAKE BAGS!

We are Cristina and Jordi, the creators of the sustainable brand SOSBAG. We are passionate about the sea and we deeply concerned about the state of emergency in which our oceans and the planet as a whole find themselves.

We love the idea of fusing fashion with sustainability, and thus be able to offer you unique products with a special history and that directly contribute to caring for the environment.

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

1. How are the fabrics of the SOSBAG covers and bags made?

The outer part of the SOSBAG covers and bags is made from the creative reuse of the waste generated by life rafts that have finished their useful life. This fabric in perfect conditions having never been used. The inner lining is a colored quilted fabric that is made partly from recycled polyester.

2. How does SOSBAG ensure that life rafts are responsibly recycled?

We collect the life rafts personally through a collaboration with the Sea Safety Academy - Escola Port Barcelona -, which notifies us for their collection. We keep a record for the traceability of the process, which ensures a correct treatment.

3. Can I wash the SOSBAG covers and bags?

Yes, they can be cleaned with a cloth, warm water and neutral soap. We recommend you to follow the care and washing instructions included with the product to maintain its quality and durability.

4. Does the fact that the fabric is waterproof mean that the cover can be submerged?

No, the fabric we recovered is completely waterproof but, when sewing it, the holes left by the needle can allow some water to leak in, and the zippers, despite being nautical, are not waterproof. In any case, the covers are good enough for normal rainy days and dust wipes off easily.

5. What guarantee do SOSBAG covers and bags have?

We are very confident in the quality of fabrics and its make up so we are offering each backer an extended 3-year warranty that covers any manufacturing defects that affect the functionality of the bag. This guarantee is only for those who support the project in Verkami.

6. What is not covered by the warranty?

It does not cover normal wear and tear or accidental damage.

7. What sizes of SOSBAG covers and bags are available?

Currently, we offer SOSBAG ReCovers and bags for 11, 13, 15 and 17 inch laptops.

8. Why should I support a project like SOSBAG?

For its exclusive and inclusive design.

For its durability and quality.

Because with your support you contribute to protecting the seas and oceans. By reusing the fabric of life rafts, we reduce waste and CO2 emissions, since we prevent this material from being incinerated in the trash.

Being part of a great movement and campaign.

And because the planet is worth it...

Plus, you can share the project with your friends and family on social media to help spread the message.

9. When will the SOSBAG covers and bags be delivered if I support the crowdfunding project?

The approximate delivery date will be in November. We consider that its a sufficient term, however it could be affected since there are fabrics and fittings that complement our designs and that we buy from external suppliers.

10. What happens if the goal of the crowdfunding project is not reached?

If the goal of the crowdfunding project is not reached, we will not be able to finance the production of SOSBAG covers and bags. In that case, the money will be returned to all the sponsors.

11. Can I return my SOSBAG cover or bag if I am not satisfied with my purchase?

We will not accept refunds during our crowdfunding campaign. However, you can change the size or the model in case the one you ask for is not what you expected, although we are sure that you will love the material.

You will have 60 days from when you receive to change your bag.

12. When can I choose the model of the laptop cover or bag?

You will be able to make this decision after the end of the campaign. Once you're done, we'll send you a survey to fill out your preferred rewards, model, exact shipping address, and more.

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  • Jordi Xavier

    Jordi Xavier

    about 1 year

    Mucho éxito con esta iniciativa tan sostenible!

  • Marián Campderrós Just

    Marián Campderrós Just

    about 1 year

    Gran iniciativa

#01 / Gracias por tu apoyo!! Una actualización importante sobre el proyecto SOSBAG en Verkami.

Queridos mecenas,

En primer lugar, queremos expresar nuestro sincero agradecimiento por vuestro apoyo y compromiso con nuestra misión de rescatar y reutilizar las balsas salvavidas a través de SOSBAG.

Vuestras contribuciones han sido fundamentales para intentar alcanzar nuestro objetivo de producción de bolsos y fundas con material de balsas salvavidas rescatadas. Cada uno de vosotros ha formado parte de nuestro viaje y nos sentimos honrados de contar con vuestra confianza.

Sin embargo, lamentamos informaros que, a pesar de vuestro respaldo, no lograremos alcanzar nuestra meta en el plazo establecido. Teníamos mucha ilusión de materializar nuestro proyecto y continuar nuestro compromiso con la sostenibilidad y la reducción de residuos y emisiones de CO2.

Recuerda que si no termina con éxito, tu aportación será devuelta el 16 Julio 2023.

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