Surfers Against Sewage
We've been donating to SAS through the 250 club for a few years now which felt very natural from the get-go, it eventually transitioned into Tor and I becoming reps over here on the East coast of England, which again felt like the obvious thing to do.
We then somewhat unknowingly, became a physical bricks-and-motor port of call for things SAS and ocean health related over here which has been more than a pleasant distraction. The brand and our customers are so often very qualified with issues at hand and are only too keen to grab a few bin bags and do their part as more than often, when we hit the road for an adventure, the crosses we draw on our maps are where the land meets the sea.
Alongside hosting a fair few beach cleans, Tor and I deliver education talks to local schools and organisations which we enjoy fitting in alongside the daily duties of running STITCHES + STEEL.
S + S was founded on the grounds of less is more. You'll find our studio come workshop an hour East of London just inland from Mersea Island, the most Easterly inhabited island in the UK. Here we design develop and instal products into and onto these modern day workhorses that many of us use in this fairly modern dual-needs format... A physical mode of transport for the commute, or for work Monday to Friday then at the weekend as a means of escape to hit the road for an adventure. We've found our selves converting these 'contemporary moving spaces' or 'Vans' to you and I, in a more dual-needs sense borrowing a lot from the sailing and marine industry alongside providing traditional canvas products with, dare we say perhaps a more considered approach, again borrowing a lot from the premier sail lofts in terms of production. That sort of knowledge on how to put canvas together, rather than traditional tent manufacture is arguably where our DNA lies as that was where it began for us nearly Five years ago. S+S keeps us fairly busy however we're fortunate that our roles with SAS and S+S go hand in hand, very lucky as both are very fulfilling.
If you're ever out this way be sure to stop in for a coffee. The kettle is always primed and ready for action. It'd be great to catch up.
- A recent article published in the SAS magazine PIPELINE