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Repurposed sails forecast ideal winds in California // MAFIA brother and sister push the border with bags, backpacks & accessories
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Watching the sky, taking in deep breaths and appreciating the world inspire us.  

"good news travels fast"

 We find happiness in repurposing used sails and converting this vibrant and sturdy material into reusable and uniquely stylish bags. It is all about transforming - materials, markets and concepts.

 MAFIA was founded in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is where a great team is working around the clock to deliver orders to Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Chile.

While we’ve made a significant contribution in South America, we need to spread the word and let people around the world know what we are doing in order to make a significant change by continuing to recycle lots of sails and generating new jobs. As in sports, we have set new goals.

This is how we came up with the rad idea to open a new MAFIA production site in San Francisco, CA. By joining our campaign, you will help make our vision a reality. We have already contacted two manufacturers in California that are ready to increase their scale, hire more people and start producing MAFIA.

Laptop sleeve - new pledge!
Laptop sleeve - new pledge!
Tubo - duffle bag
Tubo - duffle bag
Discover Pack
Discover Pack

SAILS GATHERING

San Francisco has a widespread sailing community. There are countless sportsmen and women who have stored old sails in their garage. This “trash” might end up in a land fill, spoiling soil and, ultimately, damaging the environment. We are the solution.

Moreover, the US is the leading country in manufacturing sails, home to the most prominent Headquarters in the world. Therefore, “TREASURE TRASH” is the name for our campaign where we aim to work with these sailing companies who have a bounty of old/warranty sails

YOUR SAIL, A BETTER END

Welcome to the family! To donate your sails, please email sailsforchange@mafiabags.com and we will repurpose your contribution into one of our bags. In gratitude for your donation, you will receive a FREE MAFIA product made from your own sail.

COSTS

Hiring people in the US and using reclaimed materials will be more expensive compared to products “made in China”. 

Producing in the US, however, will allow us to be transparent, as we will be able to monitor the construction of your bag, from the design process to the finished product, assuring that you will receive what you deserve - the very best product made locally and ethically

YOUR SUPPORT

With $25,000 we will be able raise our sails and start moving. A new operation facility means making more samples, designing adjustments and buying hardware. We are eager to assemble our new workshop. Let´s sail together.  

 CONCRETE FIGURES 

For every thousand MAFIA products sold, 61 sails we be reused and 8 people will be employed.

PLEDGES

 CHOOSE YOURS

We want to make sure that you receive the MAFIA bag you connect with. Before shipping orders, our team will check in with you in order to give you the opportunity to choose your own bag. There are never two of same waves and, similarly, there are never two of the same MAFIA products. You are always guaranteed to have an original MAFIA!     

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Risks and challenges

Moving to a new spot is not easy.
It is even harder when building a new working team.

PLEASE HELP US CONNECT WITH MORE PEOPLE. Share this project with your family, friends and coworkers. You may know somebody that sails, has a shop or works in the design industry.

Production in the US has almost disappeared. Lots of manufacturers have closed their doors and many others have shrunk. We can reverse this situation. There are people who need to work and plenty of untapped capacity in factories. LET´S GO BACK TO WORK.

We can make this happen if we have a significant initial order to wholesale MAFIA products and begin to move the wheel.

We are very grateful for your assistance and want to thank you in advance for your support!

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    THANK YOU
    Set of 3 Bumper Stickers // Mafia, round logo and #goexplore // Sailing together we will get to the other side. Welcome to the family!

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    DAILY. Get a COLLECTORS sleeve, to keep what you love// Made from that 80's windsurf sail //
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    SUMMER MOVE
    Get a Skinny Wallet
    + Bumper Stickers // Special sliver of windsurf popular days + inner wet suit scrap divisions //
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    CAN´T GET AWAY Get a Tech Ride laptop sleeve. Weekend sailing last the whole week. // Old windsurf sails holding the latest technology // Welcome to the Family.

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    STAY CLASSIC
    Mafia Classic bag + Key Fish // An old kite is now flying under your shoulder //
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    4th July - Special pledge.
    Get a Sail pack at a unique price // Carry your Mafia to those trips you will never forget.

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    MINI COMBO
    Get a Day Off duffle bag + Mini Mafia + Bumper Stickers.// For those days you will never forget, old kites are still amazing //

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    EXPLORE BACKPACKS
    Get a Discover or Tour Pack
    + Key Fish
    + Bumper Stickers.
    // Old kite future winds //
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    TRAVEL KIT
    Get a Tubo Duffle Bag + Sand Bag + Key Fish // Let´s #goexplore together, boat sails beyond the deck//

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    WIND COMBO
    Get a Tubo Duffle bag + Discover Pack + Classic + Wallet + Mini Mafia + Key fish + Bumper Stickers // Feel the wind every moment //
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    MAFIA FOR THE FAMILY
    Get 5 Discover Pack + 5 Day Off + 5 Classic + 5 Mini Mafia + 5 Skinny Wallet // Make it a team //
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    EL PADRINO
    Sailing together to take the best course.
    The whole Mafia Collection + News products before release // min. 1 per year //
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    EARLY BACKERS.
    Special Price for the first bold ones. You get a Discover or Tour Pack + Key Fish
    + Bumper stickers. // Make an old kite keep moving //

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