the idea

Our bestseller the totebag became a personal and sustainable farewell gift. Ilse Visser left her company - the Undutchables - after 25 years, which she did with a good party and a very special gift for her team. As Ilse is a sailor,  has a green heart and is a real Amsterdamer, she approached us to create a bag with their recognizable orange logo and navy straps. In combination that fully represents the Undutchables DNA. Additionally Ilse brought our common mate Veronika from V@theCity on board, who is creating pillows with an Amsterdam design to show her roots to her international team. V@theCity pillows are produced with respect for nature and humans. Production is done is a selected place in Belgium and the filling is mad of textile waste.

Besides the product story there is a nice story about Anna from SAILMATE, Veronika and Ilse as we all met during a sustainable start-up program lead by Impact HUB. We shaped our social and sustainable businesses during that time together, but would have never expected that this would lead to a collaboration so soon, so suitable and so unique.


the partner

The Undutchables is a recruiting agency for internationals. They started in Amsterdam and are now operating in Rotterdam and Stockholm. Ilse Visser is their former CEO, who also founded the company 25 years ago. A long time and a success story but still Ilse decided to step out of the company last year. She wanted to make room for new people to drive the Undutchables further and to give herself room to work on her new business ideas. A very brave step that shows her entrepreneurial DNA.

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 SAILMATE ist eine einzigartige Marke. Für unsere Kunden entwerfen und branden wir Produkte aus gebrauchten Segeln. 

SAILMATE ist aus den Wörtern SAIL & MATE entstanden. 


  • SAIL steht für unsere Navigationsfähigkeiten, unsere Crewmitglieder, die für den Erfolg von grundlegender Bedeutung sind, und unsere Strategie, uns mit natürlichen Ressourcen fortzubewegen. 

  • Wir sind MATES mit der Natur, immer bestrebt, die natürlichen Ressourcen zu schützen.

  • Wir sind MATES mit Nachhaltigkeit, mit gebrauchtem Material zu arbeiten, Abfälle und Überproduktion zu vermeiden und lokal zu produzieren.

  • Wir sind MATES mit unseren Stakeholdern und arbeiten in Transparenz mit unseren Kunden, Lieferanten und allen Personen, die uns folgen, zusammen.

SAILMATE is a unique brand. For our business customers we design, brand and label accessories made out of upcycled sails.

SAILMATE is the combination of SAIL & MATE


  • SAIL stands for our skills to navigate, our crew members who are fundamental to succeed and our strategy to move forward with the natural elements. 

  • We are MATES with nature, always trying to protect natural resources.

  • We are MATES with sustainability, working with upcycled material, avoiding waste and overproduction and produce locally.

  • We are MATES with our stakeholders working in transparent collaboration with our customers, suppliers and all persons following us.

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