The 235 Made For Life bags aim to boost the charity's coffers by recycling former lifejackets

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has launched a new range
of men’s fashion bags and travel accessories made from
decommissioned lifejackets.

six-item range, ‘235 Made For Life’, includes a wash bag, messenger bag and
tablet cover, all handmade in the UK using recycled materials from operational
RNLI lifejackets.

item is made from lifejackets worn by RNLI lifesaving volunteer crew members
during real sea rescues; from whistles and toggles to safety webbing and
reflective strips.

The number ‘235′ represents the number of lifeboat stations
from which the lifejackets originated.

by hand using the distinctive bright yellow and red fabric characteristic of
the RNLI’s lifesaving kit, the bags have been sustainably designed and each
represents a little piece of RNLI history.

Wallet costs £35, the Tablet Cover and Mini Tablet Cover (for e-readers) cost
£40, the Wash Bag and Hip Bag both cost £45 and the Messenger Bag costs £95.

profits from the sale of 235 Made For Life items will go to the RNLI charity to
be used to help save lives at sea

The bags will be available online at from 11 March 2014.