Of the new Sail Blanket, Mat MacDonnell, the COO of Urban Barrels said in a press release for the Kickstarter campaign, “We set out to produce a product that complements all adventure, urban and wild. Every aspect of this blanket is inspired by our time spent adventuring in our own community as well as off-the-beaten path in the wild.”
Ethical fashion has many facets, from helping disenfranchised artisans make a decent living, to creating garments that are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and source materials locally. According to Marie Claire UK, many designers are choosing ethical fashion practices as a way to cater to consumers who believe “green is the new black.”
Urban Barrels’ Sail Blanket is at once nostalgic—remembering the journeys embarked upon by sailors around the globe, and eco-friendly. Rather than sitting in landfills, old sails are repurposed into new adventure gear. Waterproof, easy to wash, and a cinch to travel with, the Sail Blanket is ideal for those who love the ocean. The small design details, like the velour towel inside and the secure hidden pocket make this a quality product that can perform and look chic when you’re making waves.
For more on the Sail Blanket, or to learn about what Urban Barrels, the Los Angeles company dedicated to thoughtful outward bound products, visit the Kickstarter to learn more and support this endeavor.