Canvas Works is an innovative social enterprise programme wholly owned by Oarsome Chance.

We use donated sails, canvas materials, ropes and much more, crafting them into ‘upcycled’ products such as wallets, bags and bracelets.


This gives Canvas Works, the perfect platform to train Young People in industry standard skills to help achieve a brighter future.


In our fully equipped studio, students are involved with the design and construction of the products through our in-house training programme.

Canvas Works Webshop

Canvas Works Limited Editions

Alex Thomson, patron of Oarsome Chance and skipper of HUGO BOSS, which finished 2nd in the 2016 Vendee Globe, has kindly donated the sails from this race to our charity.

These donated sails are now at the end of their useful racing life and will, in the hands of Canvas Works, be reborn in the form of unique, handmade products.


Every Limited Edition handcrafted bag and bracelet has its own story to tell, however due to the limited source materials available, there are only so many of these unique products that can be made.

Alex Thomson Racing and Oarsome Chance

Are you a company or race team with sails to donate?

If you would like to donate your sails to Canvas Works then please email us at [email protected] to find out about our donation programme.