Sea Bags & Eric Hopkins Partner For Conservation


Portland, Maine (August 24, 2018)

Sea Bags (, the designer and manufacturer of handmade items from recycled sails, is launching a limited-edition recycled sail cloth tote that displays an exclusive piece of art made by Eric Hopkins that features the Maine coast.

These limited edition Sea Bags will support Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Capital Campaign and 20% of each sale will go towards funding conservation and stewardship of Maine’s treasured coastal lands.

“The opportunity to work with an artist of Eric Hopkins’ stature and to support the protection and conservation of our beautiful coastline, is perfectly aligned with our passions,” said Sea Bags CEO Don Oakes.

Hopkins’ art, known for aerial landscape of Penobscot Bay with a bit of abstract, has been shown using various mediums such as watercolors, oils, blown glass, and photography.

His art is inspired by flights over the islands as he has a recreational pilot’s license and lives on a well-known Maine island, North Haven.

When Hopkins visited Sea Bags to discuss the project, he was eager to show his art on recycled sails.

“The idea to collaborate with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Sea Bags – I said: Good idea, I love good ideas! And this is a special place, all of this – mother nature, the old favorite island, Mother Earth — and more specifically the Maine coast. It felt like a good project and a great cause,” said Eric Hopkins.

Hopkins’ art has been shown internationally and in several private collections.

“The artwork featured on this tote is truly special as Eric Hopkins designed this specifically for this collaboration.

This will be a nice opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art and to support conservation in our coastline,” adds Oakes.

Eric Hopkins Watercolor Tote ($200) will be available for purchase on August 29th online at or our 17 retail locations.

Also, a limited quantity of numbered and signed totes will be made available for purchase online for $300.

Sea Bags along with Maine Coast Heritage Trust will also be hosting a meet and greet with Eric Hopkins at Sea Bags’ Rockland, Maine location on Friday, September 7th starting at 5 pm.

The limited-edition totes signed by Eric will be made available for purchase at the event for $500.

If you can’t make it to the event these limited-edition totes will be available for auction

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About Sea Bags:

Founded in 1999, Sea Bags started by making fun, functional and stylish totes from reclaimed sail cloth 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.

The extensive use of reclaimed sail cloth 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.

To learn more about Sea Bags and the stories their sails tell, go to, visit them at 25 Custom House Wharf in Portland, Maine or at their retail stores in Freeport and Camden, and Rockland ME; Portsmouth, NH; Newburyport, Rockport, Chatham, Mashpee, Oak Bluffs, Newbury St., and Chestnut Hill MA; Mystic, CT; Newport, RI; Greenport, NY; Cape May, NJ; Annapolis, MD.


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