News

  • We have a new home!

    We are excited to announce a new My Signal Flags World Headquarters - 10 Collins Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.  If you're ever in town please feel free to stop by - you'll see our "Maritime Tribes" sign outside - where you can find all manner of useful and fun nautical product. We are a certified NOAA Print on Demand chart agent, so we can print your chart while you look at nautical flags.  Our location is right downtown Newport, Rhode Island - on the same street as the Corner Cafe and walking distance to the marinas. See you soon!

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  • Boat Elopment, with a splash of signal flags

    If you're contemplating an easy and breezy elopement, rather than an expensive and fancy schmantzy wedding, have a look at how Madison and Chandler from Charleston tied the knot.  They eloped on the Schooner Pride, which takes regular sails out of Charleston and yes they can even do your wedding - check out their site here:  https://www.schoonerpride.com/ They had it extra easy but elegant as they left the details to the fabulous Lindsay Bishop, Charelston event planner extraordinaire - http://www.lindsaybishopevents.com/ Ship: Schooner Pride | Photography: Rachel Red Photography | Planning and floral design: Lindsay Bishop Events| Rentals: Ooh Events and Polished Tabletop |...

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  • Bike Flags make your kids SAFE!

    There have been way too many bike deaths recently and they are totally unnecessary. As drivers are increasingly distracted (myself included!) it's increasingly important to be LOUD on the road, in the visual sense. ESPECIALLY when I have the most precious cargo in tow. So we spelled out J's name and get a lot of fun feedback from drivers, pedestrians, and just about everyone, especially in our seaside city!  

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  • In-store merchandising display

    Our new display keeps things neat and organized. Fits up to 107 flags, perfect for the opening order.   And you'll know right away which flags you need. No minimum on re-orders and ships next day. Display comes with the point of purchase sign.  

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  • After rigorous outdoor testing of our flags - here are the results...

    This past summer (2014) we tested our flags by hoisting them up to the spreaders of Tom's Ranger 26 Sea Shanti to see if the flags would hold up to the very high winds of Narragansett Bay - They were up all day, everyday, without a break. Here's the results below. I'm happy to say they held up very well considering how windy our summer / fall was.The stitching held up with the exception of the "V" flag - you'll notice a small undoing of the stitching in the lower right hand corner. An easy fix.  Keep in mind the boat...

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  • New Products on the way...

    Our first NEW product is going to be a signal flag skirt! We've got a couple of skirts in the works - we're taking actual signal flags and sewing them together to try one variety, and then we're going to print a signal flag pattern on cotton fabric and sew together a skirt as a second option. There is nothing better than a girl in a cute skirt! I will post photos as soon as we have some prototypes....   This is the pattern used for the fabric ordered from Spoonflower.com... can't wait to get it in!

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  • Rigorous outdoor testing

    We test all our products for real world use. We've been flying these flags on the 26 foot Ranger Shanti, in Narragansett Bay since the beginning of summer, and they still look awesome. "They add fantastic color to the boat and they look great" says Tom Garraway, Captain. Narragansett Bay is known for serious wind all summer long. We'll take the flags down in October and post photos on how they did. We've said it before and we'll say it again... - the prudent mariner strikes colors (takes down flags) in over 20kts of breeze!  

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  • The new Whale's Tail "&" flag is here...

    When I told my colleague Kate that I wanted to create an ampersand (&) flag to go with the signal flags, she knew right away which style font to choose. It's based on a font called Lobster. Typographers love making the "&" because they get playful and let their creativity go wild. Here's some artistic examples of ampersand use.See our inspiration?

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  • Check out our Pintrest Page!

    We LOVE Pintrest - it's the easiest and best way to organize what your passionate about - and of course, since it's all about IMAGES, there's barely any reading, and we especially like that. So check it out!

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  • The retailer flag package

      How did we come up with our initial 107 letter package? When you break down letter usage in names, you come with a lot more "E"s and "M"s than "X"s and "Y"s. Here's the breakdown:   Then of course we had to do the "&" for weddings and kids rooms that have more than just one child! 

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