Pretty simple really. We made a few sailcloth bags for family Christmas presents and someone said, "Hey, why don't you sell these?"
As sailmakers with some machinery and access to a network of sail lofts it seemed like a good idea. There are other companies around the world selling similar products. Why wouldn't it work here in Auckland, the City of Sails. We set up a stall at our local market to test the waters and the "Recycled Sail Depot" was born.
We've developed some products, learn't some lessons and met some really interesting people who have given us invaluable feedback. The market stall has and will continue to be a fantastic testing ground.
All of our products are handcrafted here in our West Auckland workshop from locally sourced sails. No drop-shipping or imports. And the bulk of our material is destined for landfill so that gives us a huge amount of satisfaction.
Our Yotti branding is expanding and evolving. Every sail presents a new style and so many possibilities. Come along for the ride, because if you've made it this far, we like the cut of your jib!
Ruth & Ove