Our last collection, "Tech' series", is a more urban and timeless style.
We have combined technical sail fabrics (in mylar, kevlar, carbon) from racing boat sails with leather and strap. Our inspiration come from boat architecture and the graphic materials. These items naturally interacted with the new Saint Malo's Media Library and its urban furniture...
Vent de Voyage Story
14th July 2000
Vent de Voyage is born – A unique workshop boutique opens in a small side street. One sewing machine, a sail making bench, some boat sails, some ropes, 5 bags and a deckchair for sale formed the « decor », and set the scene for a tantalising and unusual story. Curious customers were charmed and quickly spread the word of these unique products.
The manufacture « live » onsite, the search for new styles of bags in dreamy materials, the location in a tourist town... the selling points soon interested the local press. With an article in the French decoration magazine Côté Ouest, interests quickly followed with many other magazines, expanded the scope of the company's influence.
Vent de Voyage partnered Pascal Quintin's trimaran « Tri-sélectif » in the Route du Rhum (solo transatlantic sailing race). The sponsorship included Special Collection bags autographed by the skipper, inclusion in the crew street
entertainment, an official store visit by the Minister of Ecology Tokia Saïfi. A television report from an environmental
perspective on Télématin (French morning show) heralded the start of « the era of creative recycling ».
Website upgrade with the introduction of direct purchasing using Skype. Supported again with a segment on Télématin covering the aspect of innovation on the web in 2009.
A lot of « firsts » for the company – first retailer in La Rochelle France, first international fair in Tokyo (« Room Fashion Fair ») and first exhibition stand at the Paris Boat Show. Workshop moves above the shop and the work area is tripled. Little by little, ten or so retailers dotted around the french West coast would follow La Rochelle and every year an order by our Japanese importer would increase the distribution of Vent de Voyage bags.
Since 2010 the team has established to 5 employees and monthly turnover is growing steadily.
2013 and 2014
Exhibiting at the Formex Fair in Stockholm resulted in adding 3 retailers in Sweden and Finland to our distribution list.