Millions of tons of clothes wind up in landfills every year and it doesn’t take much to realise how many natural resources this uses as well as how much waste it creates. In response to this worrying trends, many brands have begun taking a stance by hopping on the sustainability movement bandwagon, and the latest brand to join the fray is none other than Tumi. Founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, the 43-year-old luggage manufacturer presents a new capsule collection that aspires to offer modern day travellers with a greater understanding of the processes that goes into the creation of these illustrious travelling essentials that accompany us in our daily travels.
Aptly named as the Recycle Capsule collection, the primary driver behind this new range was to present traveling bags and luggage that not only benefit the consumer but also the environment. Featuring a harmonious mix of recycled textiles, each meticulously crafted product showcases durable exteriors made from recycled nylon, a ubiquitous man-made fibre that would otherwise end up discarded at overflowing landfills; as well as interiors and details constructed from special yarn spun from melted recycled plastic bottles. For Victor Sanz, Creative Director at Tumi, the brand’s decision to go green is a step in the right direction:
“Sustainability is a concept that has always been woven into everything we do at Tumi, and we’re now taking the next step in pushing that agenda forward… We constantly seek out new opportunities to increase the sustainability of our products by using more responsible and environmentally-friendly materials. We’re thrilled to introduce this new capsule of recycled backpacks, day bags and pouches to our Tumi customer and continue to move towards a more sustainable future.”
Ideal for both urban and exotic exploration, the new Recycled Capsule collection features a mix of familiar styles from the Women’s Voyageur collection and Men’s Alpha Bravo range. Now available in retail stores worldwide and online, below is a closer look at the collection.