SPOTLIGHT: Floss of Mouse Sails in Wales, UK
In our 'Spotlight' series, we speak with some of the people and teams working to give sails a second life.
In this edition, we speak with Floss in Wales UK, who took over her father's sail-making business and gave it a sustainable twist...
Tell us about your ReSail project, how did you get started?
Mouse Sails started in the late 80's, with my father making windsurf then progressing on to making yacht sails.
Fast forward 30 years, when dad retired I took over the business, instead of making sails I began to repurpose them!
What materials do you most look for, why this in particular?
All kinds of sails have a place in my locker, however the fabric I work with the most is Dacron with its variety of colours and versatility.
What has been your proudest achievement so far?
I would say, I’m proud to have continued the family business and keep the reputation of quality craftsmanship.
Why is it important for you that we give old things new life?
Each sail has so much history and character from its previous life. While they may not be any good as sails, the fabric has so much life left in it, it doesn’t need to go into landfill and can often be far more durable than lots of modern day materials.
Where can we find out more about your project?
The best place to keep up to date is on my Instagram page, more information can be found on my website www.mousesails.co.uk