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.
SAILS GATHERINGSan 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.
YOUR SAIL, A BETTER END
Welcome to the family! To donate your sails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
For every thousand MAFIA products sold, 61 sails we be reused and 8 people will be employed.
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!
JOIN THE FAMILY
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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