Today we are talking about a topic that is dear to more and more people who are passionate about fashion and the environment, but not only. When can a bag be truly eco-sustainable?
There is a bit of confusion on the subject of eco-sustainable bags. For a long time and often still today, eco-leather is erroneously called that material that has nothing to do with real leather of animal origin, but which has very little in common with ecology. For years, even the most prestigious companies and brands have contributed to spreading incorrect information about leather and its derivatives, often leading the consumer towards unaware purchases.
Today things are changing, thanks above all to a growing ethics towards purchases, led by increasingly attentive and informed consumers. Let's clarify by giving each term the right definition:
It is very important to be well informed about what you are buying, it very often happens to be faced with eco-leather bags that are nothing but plastic products. In fact, sometimes the desire not to use products of animal origin leads to the use of synthetic materials that are very difficult to dispose of. Moreover, regenerated leather products are also cruelty free as they reuse excess processing and have no direct link with the killing of the animal.
NEW WAYS OF WORKING WITH MATERIALS
This is how Regenesi was born, from the constant search to transform waste into beauty. Thus waste becomes a precious resource to be used to produce design objects capable of lasting over time and in turn recyclable. For us, this is the true circular economy and the only one that is truly eco-sustainable for the planet.
Our main resources for the creation of eco-sustainable bags are genuine leather scraps, clothes and plastic bottles, which thanks to technology are transformed into a new material that is pleasant to the touch and sight, able to last over time and be recycled again.
OUR ECO-SUSTAINABLE BAGS
The idea behind our bags is to give new life to post-consumer materials, creating unique and beautiful products. This is how our bags collections were born.
Re-Flag is a collection that is very close to our hearts as it deals with an essential topic, plastic. A serious problem for our society whose disposal is long, toxic and harmful even for animals.
But the raw material is not enough, that's why we called an exceptional designer, Michela Gattermayer, an established Italian fashion journalist and beloved trendsetter who has put her creativity and her background in the creation of an unconventional, bold and minimal collection at the same time.
Thus plastic is transformed into fabric and the scraps of a high-fashion warehouse become colored ribbons that give a touch of urban character to each piece in the collection. Mono material, Re-Flag is completely recycled and recyclable, Made in Italy, ecological and unisex.
The Fruit Bag collection has been part of the Regenesi family for many years, and thanks to its unconventional aesthetics, clean lines and pleasant touch it has never undergone major changes. Over the years, new colors have been added, but the timeless and minimal shape of the bag has meant that over the years it remained a much loved and completely eco-sustainable product.
Designed by the Japanese duo Setsu and Shinobu Ito, Fruit Bag recalls the classic daily shopping bag and is created using only genuine regenerated leather, made up of natural and renewable raw materials, processing leftovers from other products (mostly from the high fashion) tanned with vegetable substances, natural latex extracted from rubber plants, water, natural fats, salts and natural dyes.
Although more complicated, the process is much more environmentally friendly than the standard ones. The final result is a completely natural, non-toxic, flexible and very resistant product. Fruit Bag bags are created and processed in Italy by Italian leather craftsmen. Here is the collection:
MSP is also a collection that has been part of Regenesi for many years and that we deeply love. Simple and with classic lines, it is a daytime shopping bag dedicated to the woman who loves to stand out with class. Created with regenerated leather, wool and wood, it is offered in a gray version and is handmade in Italy by Italian leather craftsmen.