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 About Us

The Old Salt Loft is the specialist design and production company with a proud Maritime heritage.

Understanding that every brief is unique, we offer a tailored personal service to create premium standout products. From large-scale to small focused projects, we use our diverse knowledge base and access to a vast range of resources to bring our client’s vision to life.

The Old Salt Loft team has specialist expertise in:


Sourcing

We have the world at our fingertips, from local raw materials to mass produced merchandise. We take complete ownership of the sourcing process, uncovering items ideal for our client briefs. These include:

  • Corporate clothing and team uniforms
  • Brand merchandise
  • Poster prints and bespoke wallpaper
  • Raw materials for up-cycling
  • Stickers and vinyl for specialist applications
  • Technical materials


Design

The Old Salt Loft has over 10 years’ experience in graphic and product design. We know what works and we believe in keeping things simple so the finished result can shine. We take a practical hands-on approach and apply our product design to a range of materials and production processes to suit the brief.

Innovation

We’re creatives at heart – the sea air fuels our ideas! We thrive on the challenges of different clients and we bring knowledge of what’s available and a good dose of innovation to each individual project. The Old Salt Loft constantly breaks new ground with our design and production and we’re always searching for fresh inspiration and applications.

Production

The final stage of a project is carried out with our trademark finesse. Whenever possible we produce products in-house so that we can personally oversee the production process. And if we need to outsource, we work with trusted premium suppliers who share our high standards and attention to detail.

Execution

Think of the Old Salt Loft as a temporary addition to your team - we work hand-in-hand with clients to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. The overall execution and service level is as important to us as the finished products.

Take a look at The Old Salt Loft’s recent case studies to see our work in action.
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Our Story

 

The Old Salt Loft started life as ‘Ragbags’ – a bag manufacturer founded by new Mum Sarah in 2010 following her family’s relocation to coastal Essex.

Sarah’s original business concept was inspired by her love of sailing and her desire to ‘make something out of an old sail’ – Sarah became the proud owner of a heavy-duty ‘sail makers’ sewing machine from the Southampton Boat Show. She loved the versatility and heritage of the sail materials and soon attracted a local following for her up-cycled sail bag designs.

As her children grew older Sarah was able to dedicate more time to the business and Ragbags organically grew in to The Old Salt Loft – a specialist design and production company producing branded products, corporate clothing, poster printing, embroidered items and even bespoke wallpaper. Today The Old Salt Loft works across a diverse range of projects for its local, national and global clients – including the British Sailing Team, Land Rover BAR and HCP.

Sarah is delighted that to this day, she still receives emails from her early customers about their original ‘Ragbags’, and the sailcloth bags remain a popular product in the Old Salt Loft portfolio. When she’s not busy running the business – Sarah oversees each bespoke client design personally – Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and sailing and paddle boarding.

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