Catching “Sea Fever”

By Melissa Mann

Want to buy a piece of the Cape? Sea Fever Gear recycles boat sails into apparel and accessories for a collectible keepsake that’s eco-friendly and fun. From a padded wine holder to sandals made in partnership with Eliza B. – Sea Fever is a collection that’s both practical and fashionable.

Sisters Penny and Pixie Haughwout came up with the idea after discovering an old sail from their childhood boat. Not wanting to throw it away, the sisters decided to keep the sail (and memories) by turning it into spinnaker jackets. Soon after, they decided to create a whole line of other products using these recycled sails, and Sea Fever Gear was born.

Although each item is already pretty original, customers can also personalize their products. The store hosts a “design your own gear” workshop for $25, where customers can choose colors and textures through hundreds of recycled sails.

A look at the Sea Fever Gear workshop.

For a glimpse at some of the products, view our slideshow.

Sea Fever is located in in the Shop Ahoy Plaza on Route 28 in Chatham. To schedule a workshop call 508-945-6463 or email For more information, visit