The history of sailcloth is an ancient and fascinating one: imagine a silk spinnaker or a 100% cotton canvas mainsail next to a mylar/kevlar jib. I know a bit about traditional sailcloth and the high tech stuff, the result of a youthful stint at a sail loft. Enough to know I was better suited to designing bags. However, a lifelong love for the functional beauty of sailmaking materials has remained an inspiration for the Brave Brown Bag collection. The Grande Catchall carryall - soon to make landfall on our website - is made entirely from sailcloth - our humble tribute to this nautical textile old and new. So heave-ho, make way for our Grande Catchall. http://pinterest.com/bravebrownbag/grande-catchall-preview/*photo of The Flying Cloud courtesy of Yachts Under Sail/Alfred F. Loomis, ny 1933.