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Monday, June 20, 2011

True Wind Review & Giveaway


I am so excited to be featuring True Wind on my blog. What better a time to introduce True Wind than this week because tomorrow marks the first day of summer! This is truly a fantastic company that makes all of their products in the U.S.A. True Wind makes bags from sailcloth. If you aren't familiar with sail cloth, sail boats used to have sails that were made from cotton. The cotton sails were quickly and easily worn down from the weather. So, Ted Hood created a material called Dacron which is made of man-made polyester fiber and has become known as the "classic" sailcloth material. True Wind uses Dacron custom-woven  by Hood Sailmakers and the fabric is imported from Ireland. This fabric is very durable from water and sun wear and tear. This is the only company that uses brand new dacron material for their bags. The use of this material makes the bag ultra durable and has the ability to hold very bold colors and creates a very crisp, white color.
Loving my new Skipper Tote!
I have seen several sailcloth companies that use recycled sailcloth and while I most definitely think that they're being eco-friendly, the fact that True Wind uses brand new, custom-woven fabric makes their bags last longer and their bags are just have an overall better quality. In fact, each bag comes with a lifetime warranty!

Skipper Tote in Red with Navy Stripes 
Something that I just love about True Wind is that it is a woman owned business. Meredith Marquis, the owner of True Wind, was kind enough to send me the Skipper Tote.

Me with my monogrammed Skipper Tote!
I have a serious tote bag addiction. You name the company, and I own their version of a tote bag and I can honestly say that this is one of the best made and highest quality tote bags I have ever seen. The colors in this picture do not even do the bag justice - they are even brighter and more rich in person. The 4th of July is only 2 weeks away and I can't think of a more perfect housewarming or hostess gift than the Skipper Tote (red, white, and blue!) True Wind offers many color options including another one of my favorite color combinations:
 Skipper Tote in Navy with Pink Stripes (picture taken from the True Wind Website)
I love that this tote bag is so versatile. The handles are the perfect length, I can wear the bag over my shoulder comfortably, but can also carry it by hand. 
 I love the front pocket-- I keep my cell phone in there for easy access. There is a zipper closure on the top and a roomy, zippered pocket inside as well. I plan on using this as a pocketbook for every day use but also plan on using it when at my lake house to tote drinks, sunscreen, and other boating necessities from our house down to our dock and onto the boat because of the water resistant and durability of the fabric. 
 Love the monogramming!
I think Mac wants his own Skipper Tote!
I even think this would be great as a baby bag to carry around bottles, and other baby necessities. In the fall, I plan on using this bag to tote around my books and it will even fit my laptop.
The stripes are so bold!
True Wind not only makes totes but they have several other designs such as the Navigator Duffel.  This duffel is so perfect for weekend getaways or even as a big bag to tote to the beach with all of your beach necessities. 
Navigator Duffel in Royal with Yellow Stripes (picture taken from the True Wind Website)
I love this color combination. It's very nautical and even reminiscent of signal flags! It's also nice and bright and has plenty of zippered pockets. True Wind also makes a Ditty Bag. This would be a great toiletry bag for travel but I am also thinking this would be a great make-up case. 
Ditty Bag in Lime (picture taken from the True Wind Website)
How fabulous is this bright lime color? Well lucky for all of you, True Wind is giving away a Ditty Bag to one reader! Even better is that they will monogram the Ditty Bag for the winner! They are able to monogram any of their bags and have 5 different monogramming styles to choose from. My favorite style is:
 Style 1, which is very classic and the one that is on my Skipper Tote. I can tell you that the winner will be floored at the luxurious quality of the bag. I had the privilege of working with Meredith on this giveaway and first-hand, I can tell you that the customer service is fantastic. She was a joy to work with and I cannot say enough great things about this company. 

So how do you win a True Wind Ditty Bag? You have several ways of entering!
1 Entry (mandatory): Go to the True Wind website and leave a comment on this Summer Wind post with your favorite bag and color combination. You also must be a follower of Summer Wind on Facebook, however, if you do not have an account, you can still enter by e-mailing me at SummerWind41490@gmail.com with your favorite True Wind bag. 
1 Extra Entry: "Like" True Wind on Facebook 
1 Extra Entry: Tweet about this giveaway 
1 Extra Entry: Blog about this giveaway and in the comments, leave a link to the post
 **Please leave each entry in a SEPARATE comment!Good luck to all and thank you to True Wind for the wonderful giveaway opportunity! Have a fabulous day!
Yours, 
sCe

165 comments:

Caitlin said...

I love the Ditty Bag in Yellow! :) Thanks for another great giveaway!

Caitlin said...

I liked True Wind on Facebook!

Caitlin said...

I follow True Wind on Twitter!

Caitlin said...

I liked Summer Wind on Facebook!

Caitlin said...

I follow Summer Wind on Twitter!

Caitlin said...

I tweeted about it here :) http://twitter.com/#!/cmc4388/status/82790274778144768

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

i am a "liker" of the summer wind facebook page! my favorite color combination is the navy, yellow, and white!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

i follow you on twitter (@himyf)

aHb said...

I like True Wind on Facebook!

aHb said...

I "like" Summer Wind on Facebook

aHb said...

I follow Summer Wind on Twitter

aHb said...

I follow True Wind on Twitter

aHb said...

My favorite color combo is definitely the red and navy! Perfect for July 4th and lake days!!

aHb said...

I tweeted about the giveaway...my twitter account is aHb2012

Anonymous said...

I like the exact same one in your post!

-Kayla Michelle Scanlan from kaylamichellescanlan.tumblr.com

Anonymous said...

Like you on facebook

-kayla michelle scanlan

Anonymous said...

following you on twitter!

-kayla michelle scanlan

Anonymous said...

like true wind on fb

-kayla michelle scanlan

Anonymous said...

following true wind on twitter

Anonymous said...

tweeted about the giveaway

-kayla michelle scanlan

Anonymous said...

tweeted about the giveaway

-kayla michelle scanlan

Anonymous said...

blogged about the giveaway

-kayla michelle scanlan

ewerts10 said...

First I am a Summer Wind follower on Facebook and my favorite True Wind item is the Skipper Tote in Navy with Red strips

ewerts10 said...

I already like true wind on Facebook :)

ewerts10 said...

I already like Summer Wind on Facebook :)

ewerts10 said...

I already follow Summer Wind on Twitter

ewerts10 said...

I blogged about this giveaway.


http://carolina-on-my-mind.tumblr.com/

thanks so much i cant wait

Beth's Blog said...

I love the navy with oink stripes skipper tote! Navy and pink is my favorite color combo.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love the Skipper Tote in Navy and pink...I also have a "serious tote bag addiction" xx

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I like Summer Wind on Facebook!

I can never enter my own giveaways so it's fun to enter yours. xx

SSC said...

I follow True Wind on Twitter!

SSC said...

I sent a follow request to Summer Wind to follow her!

Kristine Elizabeth said...

I love the Classic Tote in pink and navy!

Kristine Elizabeth said...

I like True Wind on facebook.

Kristine Elizabeth said...

I am following True Wind on twitter.

Kristine Elizabeth said...

I like Summer Wind on facebook.

SSC said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Kristine Elizabeth said...

I follow Summer Wind on twitter.

Kristine Elizabeth said...

I will tweet about it in just a minute @kristilizv.

Kristine Elizabeth said...

And I will be blogging about it as well.
http://staybeautifulkristine.blogspot.com/

Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much :)

SSC said...

I went to the True Wind website and left a comment on this Summer Wind post with my favorite bag and color combination. I am already a follower on facebook. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and love the blog!

Brooke said...

I love the Skipper tote in Navy and pink striped!! Amazing! Thank you for another fabulous giveaway!

Brooke said...

I liked Summer Wind on facebook

Brooke said...

I liked True Wind on facebook!

Ashley Brooke said...

I love the navy tote with pink stripes! Liked them on FB!

Following you on GFC as well ashleyborysewich@gmail.com

Also, I have a giveaway going on at my blog right now if you're interested!

Ashley Brooke said...

Following you on Twitter

ashleyborysewich@Gmail.com

Ashley Brooke said...

Following them on Twitter

Zac Painter said...

Nice bag, very cool US-made product, so I'm in for the giveaway!

Zac Painter said...

Liked True Wind on Facebook...

Zac Painter said...

And follow Summer Wind on Facebook...

♡ bAs said...

I love the classic tote or skipper tote in navy and pink! (My wedding colors<3)

♡ bAs said...

I am a follower of your blog,
I like summer summer wind on fb
I like true wind on fb

♡ bAs said...

I follow true wind on twitter!

♡ bAs said...

I am already a follower of summer wind on twitter!

♡ bAs said...

I tweeted about it @bee_suee (:

Marissa said...

I love the lime green ditty bag! I also follow you on fb and twitter :)

Lauren said...

I like the classic tote in navy with yellow stripes!

Lauren said...

I liked True Wind on Facebook!

Lauren said...

I liked Summer Wind on Facebook!

Lauren said...

On your haircut blog-- I like the Amanda Hearst hair cut the best for you!

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi!

I love the laptop totes as well as the skipper totes-those two styles are my faves!

Linda

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi - I liked Summer Wind on facebook and left a comment

Linda

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi - I just liked and left a comment on True Wind on facebook

Linda :o)

Megan said...

My favorite bag is probably the skipper tote bag in the navy with red stripes (the same one you have)! So adorable.

Megan said...

And I just liked you on Facebook!

Michelle said...

I LIKE True Wind on Facebook1

Michelle said...

I LIKE Summer Wind on Facebook1

Michelle said...

I follow true wind on twitter!!

Michelle said...

I follow Summer wind on twitter!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE the navy and white ditty bag! :) Love all your posts, thank you!

Michelle said...

I also tweeted about this giveaway! @1tsMimi !

Carole said...

I already follow/like SummerWind on FB.

It was tough to choose, but I like the Skipper tote in red with navy stripes. It shouts "Summer"!

Carole said...

I already follow/like True Wind on FB.

Carole said...

I already follow True Wind on Twitter (@cspod) and have it on my Personal Faves list.

Carole said...

Already follow/like you on FB.

Carole said...

Already follow you on Twitter. @cspod

Carole said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/cspod/statuses/83153870813011969

Thanks to you and True Wind for the giveaway.

My Life as A Plate said...

I love the Skipper Tote in Navy and Yellow...so cute! Perfect for a beach trip.

I am also a follower

My Life as A Plate said...

I also like True Wind on Facebook

My Life as A Plate said...

I like Summer Wind on Facebook too!

Katie said...

I love the Ditty bag in navy! Thanks for all of your great giveaways!

Katie said...

I love the Ditty bag in navy! Thanks for all of the great giveaways!

Morgan said...

The ditty bag is adorable in Pink and I love the red white and blue tote that you received! so adorable!

XOXO

Morgan said...

I liked true wind on Facebook :)

Morgan said...

I followed true wind on twitter @collegepreppy

:)

Morgan said...

I like summer wind on Facebook
(Morgan McGee)

:)

Morgan said...

I follow you on twitter :)
@collegepreppy

Morgan said...

I just tweeted about the giveaway

https://twitter.com/#!/collegepreppy

Hilary said...

I'm LOVING the Skipper tote in Navy w/ Lime Stripes! Precious!

Hilary said...

I am a new follower of True Wind on Twitter!

Hilary said...

I liked True Wind on Facebook!

Hilary said...

I liked Summer Wind on Facebook! :)

Hilary said...

I tweeted about this giveaway and mentioned both you & True Wind in it! :)

Hilary said...

I am a follower of Summer Wind on Twitter! :) Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!

Hilary said...

I'm a follower of Summer Wind on Twitter! Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway! :)

Sally said...

I am a true bag lady too. Can't have enought:) I love all the True Wind bags, but am in need of a new duffle, so that's my favorite.

Sally said...

I 'Like' Summer wind on facebook. Great giveaway!

Sally said...

I 'Like' True Wind of facebook also..

Bridget said...

I love the skipper tote in navy with pink striped! I like Summer Wind on facebook!

Bridget said...

I like True Wind on Facebook!

Bridget said...

I follow True Wind on Twitter!

Bridget said...

I requested to follow Summer Wind on Twitter!!

Bridget said...

I just tweeted about the giveaway!! http://twitter.com/#!/ is the link!!

Katie Nowell said...

I follow you on twitter! @katie_nowell

sarakateg said...

I love the skipper tote in navy and lime stripes! So cute.

sarakateg said...

I liked True Wind on Facebook!

Rebecca said...

My favorite bag is the skipper tote in pink!

Rebecca said...

I liked true wind on facebook!

Rebecca said...

I'm following true wind on twitter!

Rebecca said...

I already like Summer Wind on facebook

Rebecca said...

I already follow Summer Wind on twitter

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I like the navy and white Ditty Bag!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I liked you on facebook!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I already follow you on twitter. @JantanaMoss

Sugar & Spice said...

Love all of the True Wind bags that Summer Wind showed! Especially the red with blue stripes!

Sugar & Spice said...

I have been following Summer Wind on Twitter

Sugar & Spice said...

I have always liked Summer Wind on Facebook!

Sugar & Spice said...

Happy that I'm now following True Wind on Twitter!

Sugar & Spice said...

Glad I liked True Wind on Facebook and saw so much more!

Sugar & Spice said...

See my tweet from @tweetannsmith on Twitter!

Wanda said...

So preppy cute!
I love the pink & blue combo in the Skipper tote.
Love the laptop totes too.

Wanda said...

I liked you on FB (Wanda Staton Galloway)

Julie said...

I follower Summer WInd on twitter!

Julie said...

I love the navy and yellow tote!

KATE ELIZABETH said...

I love the Skipper Tote in red with navy stripes!

KATE ELIZABETH said...

I liked True Wind on facebook!

KATE ELIZABETH said...

I follow True Wing on twitter!

KATE ELIZABETH said...

I liked Summer Wind on facebook!

KATE ELIZABETH said...

I follow Summer Wing on Twitter!

Becca said...

Like true wind on facebook!

Becca said...

Followed true wind on twitter!

Becca said...

I already follow summer wind on facebook :)

Becca said...

Followed summer wind on twitter!

Becca said...

and tweeted about the giveaway!

MonicaRose said...

I love the Skipper Tote! It'd be the perfect bag for my floridian summer.

MonicaRose said...

I liked Summer Wind on Facebook!

MonicaRose said...

I follow Summer Wind on Twitter

MonicaRose said...

I Liked True Wind on Facebook

Chrissy said...

I really like the the True Wind Skipper tote in navy and pink, also the navy and yellow! I can't decide! I also Like Summer Wind on FB! I enjoy reading your blog!

Mary Olivia. said...

I like true wind on fb!

Mary Olivia. said...

I like true wind on fb!

Mary Olivia. said...

I like summer wind on fb!

Mary Olivia. said...

I love the Skipper tote in yellow and navy! Perfect for summer time!

Mary Olivia. said...

I follow True Wind on Twitter!

Mary Olivia. said...

I follow Summer Wind on Twitter!

Julie said...

I follow True Wind on Twitter!

KellyHandly said...

I LOVE the ditty bag in Navy!

Caroline said...

I just love the red and navy!! The colors look great on every style!

Caroline said...

I follow True Wind on twitter

Caroline said...

I follow summer wind on twitter too

sSe said...

I love the Navigator Duffel in Navy Blue and Royal Blue. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

sSe said...

I follow Summer Wind on Facebook!

sSe said...

I also follow you on Twitter!

sSe said...

I follow True Wind on Facebook!

sSe said...

I also follow True wind on Facebook and Follow them on Facebook!

PINKHONEYBEEE said...

I like your facebook page. I would love to win the red/blue bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

PINKHONEYBEEE said...

I liked them on twitter!

Taylor Bartik said...

I love the navy bag with the pink stripes!!!! Any style. Adorable!

Taylor Bartik said...

I like your page on facebook :)

Taylor Bartik said...

I like your page on facebook :)

Lily said...

I love the skipper tote in navy with pink stripes!

Lily said...

I like True Wind on fb

Lily said...

I follow True Wind on twitter

Lily said...

I like Summer Wind on facebook

Lily said...

I follow Summer Wind on twitter