The future of luggage is green at Samsonite
Samsonite is debuting an assortment of luggage made from sustainable materials across five of its collections, as well as two new product ranges. The travel-case giant said the new bags were the work of its innovation team in Europe, and are made from “recyclex fabric, made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles, and recycled polypropylene.” The products will be available in Samsonite’s S’Cure ECO, Spark, SNG Eco, and Move 2.0 collections, in addition to new product ranges Ziproll and Hexa-Packs.
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Samsonite’s global director off sustainability, Christine Riley Miller, made the following comment: “Through the launch of these collections, we intend to combine our thirst for innovation with our commitment to sustainability in order to pass on a better world for the generations to come. Being able to repurpose post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste and incorporate it into new products is a great way of avoiding harm to our planet."
“Known for its uncompromised focus on high-quality products and durability, Samsonite is looking ahead to set new standards of sustainability for travelling and commuting. We believe these collections will inspire travellers around the world to make a sensible yet stylish choice that benefits the environment.”
Samsonite’s new ranges are perfectly positioned to ride the long-term trend towards ethical consumerism and ecology-first customers. It’s just the latest in a year-long campaign to capture their attention. So far, the company has launched 30 collections made from sustainable materials this year, and it says it plans to debut more in 2019.
Dominion holds Samsonite in its Global Trends Luxury Fund.
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