Certified organic hemp OEKO-TEX®
Piñatex, leather alternative created from pineapple leaves once thrown
Vegetable tanned leather with rhubarb
Lyocell, a cellulosic fiber of botanic origin
While we are surrounded by materials made from plastic or produced with a heavy ecological impact, we searched for a long time to find the most interesting materials in term of quality and protection of the environment.
Thanks to hemp, Piñatex and Tencel, we were able to create vegan versions of our bags and from the point of view of design, we have limited metal parts as much as possible to facilitate biodegradability. Beautiful, timeless and practical bags.
The Piñatex comes from felting the fibers of long pineapple leaves. Every year 40,000 tons of pineapple leaves are spoiled after harvest; they are usually burned or left in decomposition on site.
For one square meter of Piñatex, about 480 leaves are needed, the remains of 16 pineapple plants.
The material is made from the long leaf fibers of the pineapple, which allows the farmers responsible for this task to reap additional income.
Since Piñatex is produced from waste, it does not require land, water, pesticides or additional fertilizer. It also avoids the use of toxic chemicals or heavy metals.
Piñatex is vegan and, unlike synthetic leather made from petroleum, its raw material is biodegradable.
Hemp was once widely grown in Switzerland before being considered a narcotic and forbidden. Today he is experiencing a renewal in many areas (construction, textiles, food, etc.).
The cultivation of hemp has many ecological assets. And effect, unlike cotton, it requires very little water and no pesticides to be grown.
It values impoverished lands and thereby easily enters a process of crop rotation. It has a negative carbon balance because, during its growth, it assimilates CO2 in large quantities.
vegetable tanning leather
Leather tanning is a process that transforms animal skins into unalterable leather.
Two types of techniques are used: mineral tanning using chemicals, such as chromium salts, and vegetable tanning. Mineral tanning pollutes rivers, groundwater and is very toxic to the health of workers and people living near tanneries.
We therefore chose vegetable tanning and DEEPMELLO leather is tanned with rhubarb. Using rhubarb plants as a renewable raw material for chrome-free tanning also gives the leather a unique touch and quality.
100% made in Germany, this leather is, today, one of the most durable.
The liner of each bag is made with Tencel which is printed with ecological ink with apattern inspired by Ernst Haeckel.
The Lyocell and Modal fibers help to maintain the environmental balance by being integrated into nature´s cycle.
The fibers originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified biobased fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.
Haeckel described hundreds of new species. One of his books, The Enigmas of the Universe, was published in 400,000 copies and translated into many languages. Some of his works, such as Kunstformen der Natur in 1904, are adorned with magnificent illustrations. It is he who imagines the creation of trees of organisms to show pedagogically examples of evolution.
For Ernst Haeckel biology was closely related to art. His artistic talent was strongly marked by the symmetry present in nature, including those of single-cell micro-organisms such as radiolarians. His representations influenced the art of the early twentieth century.
Father of the word " ecology" and our inspiration for the design of our liner.
(February 16, 1834 - August 8, 1919) was a German biologist, philosopher and free thinker. He introduced Charles Darwin's theories in Germany and developed a theory of human origins.
His ideas had a great influence on the history of the theory of evolution. He is considered the creator of the term "ecology" in 1866. This word comes from the Greek oikos meaning (dwelling = station = middle). For him, ecology (according to his own writing) refers to the study of relations uniting living organisms.