Be it Brasilian fishermen on their Jangadas or sailors on flying multihulls, they have one thing in common. They try to master the same force : the wind. Sailing is not only a sport, it is also a way to make a living and a way to travel.
For a sailor, sails are the most essential part of their boat, it is their connection with the wind. He will never consider it as a simple object. He will keep it for many years, even out of use.
High-tech fabrics like Carbon, Kevlar, Spectra or Polyester: anything can be used to create new objects.
We persue a tight collaboration with many sailmakers, racers and cruisers around Switzerland to collect their used sails all and bring them back to our workshop.
First the fabrics are carefully inspected, and cut into pieces. They are combined with other types of materials to give them strength and colours.
Our machines run tirelessly to turn those huge sails into functional and innovative objects.
Up to this day, every step of production is taking place in our workshop in Fribourg, Switzerland. Even though the brand is growing, the local and hand-made aspect of the production is very important to us.
Since 2008, we give to sails that led their previous owner to victory or to new horizons a second life. Our motivation is the same as the one attracting sailors on the sea : adventure, experiment new things, push limits and innovate.
The first ones on bord were David and Alexandre Giovannini, two brothers which have been sailors since their earliest childhood. Year after year, new members joined the adventure and made Rondechute what it is today.