Reef x Sagebrush
Reef x Sagebrush
Reef recently collaborated with Sagebrush boardbags, designed and hand-sewed in Southern California by Reef Adventure Seeker Anna Ehrgott.
The limited collection blends remnants of Reef’s one-of-a-kind Boardshort prints with upcycled coffee bean sacks from an organic, fair trade coffee roaster, truly capturing the spirit of “Just Passing Through.”
“I love everything about this collaboration, says Anna. Getting to use REEF’s fun printed fabric from backpack and clothing excess and turn the remnant pieces into board bags for friends of the company… The thick materials were perfect for board bags and the designs were tropical and bright. I made each board bag unique so every person has a one-of-a-kind design.”
The hippie flower print comes from Reef’s Vintage Stretch Boardshort, a vintage inspired, cotton blend fabric infused with modern stretch, the best from past and present. The Kona Town print reminds us to always find time to dance, even if it is the Hula Dance. This fun print depicts Hula Dancers welcoming the summer and sunshine! Additional prints and fabrics come from Reef’s unique Surfaris collection.
Functional and aesthetically appealing to the travelling surfer and adventurer, the collection is a nod to Reef’s authentic surf lifestyle of travel and environmental responsibility. The boardbags are handmade with the Earth as the highest priority, and with the modern-day traveller in mind, creating a truly unique collection.
Learn more about Anna and Sagebrush boardbags:
I grew up in-between Malibu and Los Angeles, in a canyon town called Topanga. It’s remained earthy and wild and its dwellers can be described the same way despite the fact we're among the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. There’s a right point break where the creek lets out for surfing, plus hikes and packs of coyotes throughout the hills. It’s paradise.
I fell in love with sewing at nine years old by watching my Grandma turn piles of fabric into beautiful clothing, pillows, curtains and anything else she could think of. She taught me a few tricks and passed along some vintage fabric. I’ve kept up the hobby and upon scouring the web for a nice looking board bag and coming back empty handed, I decided to make my own. That was about four years ago, but the design has stayed pretty much the same since day one, just little improvements here and there. I frequent coffee roasters to pick up their used coffee bean sacks and I buy dead bolt or vintage fabric then sew the upcycled materials into eco board bags. I get to work with my hands, sewing machines, cameras, and creative people and I find that all highly gratifying.
The board bags are sold at Mollusk Surf Shop (San Francisco, Venice and Silverlake), Patagonia (Cardiff, Santa Monica, and Bowery), Trim Shop (Santa Barbara), Shop Altwood (North Carolina) and Maine Surfers Union (Portland, Maine) and online: sagebrushbags.com