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High-End environmentally designed bags & accessories, durable and functional urban outdoor, 100% recycled & upcycled materials.
High-End environmentally designed bags & accessories, 100% recycled & upcycled materials.
High-End environmentally designed bags & accessories, 100% recycled & upcycled materials.
189 backers pledged €35,208 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Sealand Eco?

Sealand Eco Collection is a selection of bags & accessories to perfectly match your urban outdoor lifestyle. Our main product is the Hero Bag, and the full range consists of a backpack, tote bag, weekend duffle bag, toiletry/accessory bag and flat zip pouch. The entire collection is produced from Recover ®, an environmentally responsible fabric, made from a high quality blend of upcycled Cotton and post-consumer recycled PET bottles. Made by us, Sealand Gear, in Cape Town South Africa.

This collection boasts an environmental consciousness, long lasting quality and multi-functionality. The colour pallet is reminiscent of mature neutral tones with an underlying earth coat. Each item comes in three colour-ways: Black, Navy and Orange.

Introducing the Hero Bag, designed to fit your lifestyle

Sealand Eco introduces the new duffle/backpack combination. The Hero travel bag allows dual use as either a backpack, or simply store your straps away, and use it as a straight forward duffle bag. Storage space for shoes or dirty laundry. Side pouch for valuables. Outside sleeve for Laptops.

Stashable carry straps to convert the HERO into a duffle-styled carry bag.
Stashable carry straps to convert the HERO into a duffle-styled carry bag.
Additional stashable carry straps to convert the HERO into a backpack.
Additional stashable carry straps to convert the HERO into a backpack.
The backpack straps can also be crossed over and used as a shoulder sling
The backpack straps can also be crossed over and used as a shoulder sling
Have something valuable you want to keep extra safe and hidden? No worries... we got you covered ! There's a hidden zip pocket inside the shoe pouch.
Have something valuable you want to keep extra safe and hidden? No worries... we got you covered ! There's a hidden zip pocket inside the shoe pouch.
Easy access, padded laptop sleeve
Easy access, padded laptop sleeve
Dual zip passport pouch for all you on-the-go travellers out there
Dual zip passport pouch for all you on-the-go travellers out there
Internal zip pocket for storing all your tighty-whiteys
Internal zip pocket for storing all your tighty-whiteys

Product specifications

The full Eco collection of bags and accessories, only on Kickstarter

Pledge €16 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 travel pouch POKA at 40% discount (RRP ±€27).
Pledge €16 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 travel pouch POKA at 40% discount (RRP ±€27).

Ideal for travel tools, stationary and other daily essentials. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

  • Simplified zip pouch
  • Top quality YKK zips
  • L 195mm x W 160mm x H 10mm
Pledge €24 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€42).
Pledge €24 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€42).

For all your toiletry needs and works great as a utility bag. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

  • Three internal storage pockets
  • Multi-use loop on one end
  • Top quality YKK zips
  • L 260mm x W 100mm x H 140mm
Pledge €72 or more and receive a Thank You + 3 Toiletry Bag Toasties at 40% discount (RRP ±€126).
Pledge €72 or more and receive a Thank You + 3 Toiletry Bag Toasties at 40% discount (RRP ±€126).
Pledge €86 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 duffle bag CHOOB at 40% discount (RRP ±€143).
Pledge €86 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 duffle bag CHOOB at 40% discount (RRP ±€143).

The perfect weekender duffel, great for gym and small enough to take on a flight with you. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

  • Simple style cylindrical duffle bag
  • Internal long slim zip pocket
  • Small external pocket for quick secure access
  • Top quality YKK zips
  • L 600mm x W 300mm x H 300mm
Pledge €87 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 carry bag JAMMIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€145).
Pledge €87 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 carry bag JAMMIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€145).

Can be used as carry bag as well as shoulder/sling bag. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

  • Simple tote bag
  • Internal & external zip pocket
  • Internal key chain
  • Dual carry system (shoulder strap & hand straps)
  • Rear side D-ring
  • Top quality YKK zips
  • L 410mm x W 130mm x H 360mm
Pledge €125 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 backpack ROAMER at 40% discount (RRP ±€209).
Pledge €125 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 backpack ROAMER at 40% discount (RRP ±€209).

Ideal for a night out of town or a full day adventure. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

  • Generous pack space
  • Multiple storage compartments
  • Easy access padded laptop pocket
  • Top quality YKK zips
  • L 340mm x W 130mm x H 450mm
Pledge €138 or more (Early Bird special - €126) and receive 1 Hero bag at 40% discount (RRP ±€230).
Pledge €138 or more (Early Bird special - €126) and receive 1 Hero bag at 40% discount (RRP ±€230).

The ultimate duffle/backpack cross over. Perfect for weekend travel or getting on a plane for a week away. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

  • Dual strap system (backpack & duffle)
  • Double zip passport pouch
  • Double zip, padded laptop pocket
  • Dirty clothes/ shoes pouch with hidden secret stash pocket
  • Top quality YKK zips
  • L 560mm x W 330mm x H 250mm
Pledge €178 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 travel bag HERO + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE + 1 pouch POKA at 40% discount (RRP ±€299).
Pledge €178 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 travel bag HERO + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE + 1 pouch POKA at 40% discount (RRP ±€299).
Pledge €249 or more and receive 1 Hero + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€417).
Pledge €249 or more and receive 1 Hero + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€417).

A great mix of bags that cover all your travel or daily needs. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

Pledge €276 or more and receive 2 Hero bag at 40% discount (RRP ±€460).
Pledge €276 or more and receive 2 Hero bag at 40% discount (RRP ±€460).
Pledge €310 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 Hero bag + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 duffle bag CHOOB at 40% discount (RRP ±€518).
Pledge €310 or more and receive a Thank You + 1 Hero bag + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 duffle bag CHOOB at 40% discount (RRP ±€518).
Pledge €475 and receive the full Sealand Eco collection at 40% discount (RRP ±€795).
Pledge €475 and receive the full Sealand Eco collection at 40% discount (RRP ±€795).

This collection will keep you travelling forever. Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour after the campaign is finished).

A unique collection, made from 100% recycled and upcycled material

The upcycled cotton used for our Eco Collection is created from textile waste that is cut into smaller pieces and gently opened back into fibres to prevent damaging the fibres length. This cotton fibre is then combined with carrier fibres such as Recycled PET (which is what plastic bottles are made from) to help strengthen yarns and create accurate and unique colours.

The colour blend process allows consistent colour matching without the use of liquid dye needing to be applied to the upcycled cotton fibres.  This process is also pesticide and fertiliser free.  Almost zero water is utilised in the upcycled cotton fibre process, virtually no greenhouse gases are generated, and over 50% of the production of this fabric is produced on solar power.

  • Upcycled cotton and recycled PET
  • Liquid dye and chemical free
  • Pesticide and fertiliser free
  • Almost 0 water utilised.
  • Virtually no greenhouse gases generated.
  • Over 50% of it is produced on solar power energy.

You can watch a video explaining more about this fabric below:

Hand-made in Cape Town, South Africa

Each bag is manufactured by hand in our factory in Cape Town, South Africa, by a member of the team.  Each bag is proudly stamped by the sewer who made your bag.

Who is behind Sealand Gear?

Rooted in Cape Town’s southern peninsula where mountains and ocean so vividly connect, Sealand was born in 2015 with a conviction of keeping the environment front and centre alongside inspired functional designs and longevity. Our team is made up of Jasper Eales, Mike Schlebach and Meagan Webb along with our invaluable family of staff who, with pride, hand sew our bags.

So, why Kickstarter?

We're a small company wanting to expand our range. We need your support to fund our new Eco collection. Working not just with upcycled materials, but by using upcycled cotton and recycled PET - Recover ® - gives us yet another way of using materials that are headed for Landfills. All the funds raised will be used to get this exciting project off the ground.

Project Milestones and Goals

Here is our estimated timeline from the launch of the campaign until we start production and you get your rewards!

Thank you

We would like to thank the following people, without whom, our first ever Kickstarter campaign would not have been possible. So, thank you to Oscar Lhermitte and his team at Sidekick Creatives for helping put this campaign together. A big thank you to Richard Wall (www.rickwall.tv) who directed, filmed and pieced together our video. Without Kirsten, Zuki, Caleb, Sacha, Teager and Alistair we wouldn't have had the good vibes our video and images portrayed, so thank you for your time on the shoot days. Then we would like to thank our entire team at Sealand for all the hard work and dedication and to our sewing crew that will lovingly make all the rewards listed here. A big thank to Kickstarter for this amazing opportunity!

 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter campaign and coincides with a change in direction for us as a company. Sealand’s primary focus will always be upcycling waste materials into high end bags and accessories. However, a challenge we face is being able to scale this formula to a level where the business is fully viable. Each upcycled product is hand-made, from start to finish, using different waste materials by our talented studio crew. This process is labour intensive, which is fantastic in a country with an unemployment rate of 28%.

For the past year we had been searching for an environmentally responsible material to make our existing designs, but also new exciting designs like the Hero. So, when we discovered Recover®, a 100% recycled material, we were over the moon! This new discovery meant that we could make larger, identical runs of our existing products but more importantly, we could employ more skilled people to produce this new line.

Shipping is another big challenge for us. South Africa is geographically at the bottom of the planet. So shipping anywhere North is expensive and more timely from our location. Therefore, we try to be as reasonable with our shipping prices as possible, so please know that this element is heavily subsidized by us.

We have set ourselves reasonable deadlines and feel that getting your rewards out in November 2018 is good timing for all!

So, here we are, bringing this new Eco line of products to market with the help of the fantastic people at Kickstarter.

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    Travel Pouch - POKA

    Thank you + 1 travel pouch POKA at 40% discount (RRP ±€27). Ideal for travel tools, stationary and other daily essentials.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Toiletry bag - TOASTIE

    Thank you + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€42). Ideal for all your toiletry needs and works great as a utility bag.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    3 x Toiletry Bag Toastie

    Thank you + 3 toiletry bag Toastie at 40% discount (RRP ±€126).
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    Duffle bag - CHOOB

    Thank you + 1 duffle bag CHOOB at 40% discount (RRP ±€143). Ideal weekender duffel, great for gym and small enough to take on a flight with you.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Carry bag - JAMMIE

    Thank you + 1 carry bag JAMMIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€145). Can be used as carry bag as well as shoulder/sling bag
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Backpack - ROAMER

    Thank you + 1 backpack ROAMER at 40% discount (RRP ±€209). Ideal for a night out of town or a full day adventure.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Early bird Hero bag

    Thank you + 1 Hero bag at 45% discount (RRP ±€230). The ultimate duffle/backpack cross over. Perfect for weekend travel or getting on a plane for a week away.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Travel bag - Hero

    Thank you + 1 Hero bag at 40% discount (RRP ±€230). The ultimate duffle/backpack cross over. Perfect for weekend travel or getting on a plane for a week away.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Hero + Toastie + Poka

    Thank you + 1 travel bag Hero + 1 toiletry bag Toastie + 1 pouch Poka at 40% discount (RRP ±€299).
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    Hero + Jammie + Toastie

    Thank you + 1 Hero + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE at 40% discount (RRP ±€417). A great mix of bags that cover all your travel or daily needs.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    Hero + Hero

    Thank you + 2 Hero bag at 40% discount (RRP ±€460). The ultimate duffle/backpack cross over. Perfect for weekend travel or getting on a plane for a week away.
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    Hero + Jammie + Choob

    Thank you + 1 Hero + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 duffle bag CHOOB at 40% discount (RRP ±€518). A great mix of bags that cover all your travel or daily needs.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    The full ECO collection

    Thank you + 1 pouch POKA + 1 toiletry bag TOASTIE + 1 duffle bag CHOOB + 1 carry bag JAMMIE + 1 backpack ROAMER + 1 Hero bag.at 40% discount (RRP ±€795). This collection will keep you travelling forever.
    Available in 3 colours: Black, Navy and Orange (choose the colour once the campaign is finished).

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    • Backpack ROAMER
    • Carry bag JAMMIE
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    Cape Town Eco Weekend with team Sealand

    This reward is a 3 day package that includes a day (Friday) at the Sealand workshop where you will get to oversee the manufacture of your own Hero bag and select items from the full collection. Thereafter 2 days adventuring around Cape Town (surfing, national parks, walks into the mountains amongst other activities) with members of the Sealand team.
    Reward does not include air travel or car rental.

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    • Hero bag
    • Backpack ROAMER
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    • Duffle bag CHOOB
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Funding period

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