This Sea Bags Lobster Tote is a collaboration that is inspired by the March 1963 Down East magazine cover art, by Henry R. Martin.
Sea Bags is one of Maine’s most iconic brands. Its one-of-a-kind totes and accessories—hand-stitched from recycled sails on Portland’s working waterfront—embody the values of sustainability, independence, and entrepreneurship that are at the heart of the Maine ethos. That’s why Sea Bags made the perfect partner for Down East, which has been celebrating the stories of Maine for the past 60 years.
In the Vintage Covers Contest this fall, these two iconically-Maine brands teamed up. We put the images of three vintage Down East covers on Sea Bags one-of-a-kind totes, and let readers pick their favorites, entering for a chance to win a bag of their own. This holiday season, Sea Bags and Down East fans will be able to get a tote of their own in the Down East shop.
Medium size: 14” h x 5.5” w x 14” l
Hand-spliced hemp rope handles.
Care: machine wash, line dry.
Each Sea Bags tote has a secret pocket in the seam between the handle.
Included in each bag is Down East magazine’s quote:
“We don’t pretend that we can define this evocative term Down East. To attempt to crack the mystery of what those things are that make a Downeaster different from a Texan or a Hoosier would be as unavailing as pondering the imponderables. All we can honestly say is that we are tuned to this particular parcel of earth, and that we like its music.” — Duane Doolittle, founder of Down East Magazine