Make your luggage sustainable!
Sustainable products are moving into all areas of life, but have you ever thought about your luggage? We at koffer24 have, and have put together an overview of sustainable materials for you.
Cotton is in itself a renewable resource and thus basically already good for the environment. However, it is treated with an enormous amount of insecticides and pesticides. In addition, it is sometimes even associated with child labor and many farmers are exploited in the trade. Organic cotton is certified in such a way that child labor and the use of pesticides are prevented, and the farmers are paid a fair price.
Hemp can do so much more than its reputation suggests. Even today, the plant is often associated with drugs. But commercial hemp is used much more for the production of sustainable products. The plant fibers can be used to produce sturdy fabrics for bags and are absolutely defensible from a sustainable perspective.
Jute has been used for centuries to make bags, sacks, furniture or clothing and is a purely natural product. It is the fiber from the Corchorus plant, which is found mainly in India, China, Bangladesh and Thailand. Jute is not only a natural product, it also protects the environment by being enormously durable.
Linen is a natural product obtained from the stems of the flax plant. This plant is climate-friendly because it can be grown in Germany and, on top of that, already gets by with very little fertilizer and the natural rainwater supply.
Hier eine Auswahl unserer Produkte aus Baumwolle / Hanf / Leinen
For our oceans
Ocean Bound Plastic
Ocean Bound Plastic is plastic that is collected before it can reach the sea. Here, plastic waste is collected near coasts and beaches, usually at a distance of up to 200 kilometers, which would otherwise have ended up in the sea sooner or later due to weather phenomena or tides. This plastic waste is then processed and used to make items such as bags and suitcases.
Ocean Plastic, as the name suggests, is a material made from plastic waste from the world's oceans. For this purpose, the waste is collected from the water and processed so that bags, suitcases and much more can be made from it in whole or in part.
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Hier eine Auswahl unserer Produkte aus Ocean / Ocean Bound Plastic
You have certainly already heard of PET in connection with plastic bottles. And it is precisely here that polyethylene terephthalate is used most frequently. If these bottles are recycled, polyester fibers can be made from them, which in turn are used for the production of bags and suitcases. This prevents plastic waste from ending up unused in the oceans or otherwise in the environment.
Hier eine Auswahl unserer Produkte aus recyceltem PET
Leather - sustainable processing and vegetable alternative
Vegetable tanned leather
Leather is in itself a big emitter of CO2 emissions and therefore harmful to the environment. However, it makes up for this in part by being enormously high-quality and therefore very durable. Leather products are often worn for years and then resold. If you do not want to do without genuine leather, you should make sure that the leather products are produced as sustainably and fairly as possible. This also includes that the leather is not chemically tanned, but vegetable tanned. This is considered more ecological and the leather tanned in this way does not contain any toxins.
Since leather is a material that never seems to go out of fashion and is especially popular in the production of bags and suitcases, work is constantly being done on environmentally friendly alternatives. In the meantime with great results. The modern vegan leather has nothing to do with the plastic-like artificial leather, which is rather unpopular. Sustainable leather is made from pineapple or eucalyptus leaves. There is also vegan leather made from cork or rice. These leather alternatives feel great and are cheaper and easier to care for than real leather to boot.