Fire Piñatex Vegan Leather Flap Crossbody Bag | Black
By Alkeme Atelier
Alkeme Atelier is inspired by the ancient science of Alchemy and the process of transforming and combining the four elements (earth, water, fire and air). This idea of breaking down and rebuilding materials led them to produce their bags with sustainable, plant-based textiles. Tons of plastic is discarded every year, polluting lands, rivers, oceans, coasts and beaches.
Alkeme Atelier takes this waste and transform it into a brand new material, a fabric used as the linings of their handbags. They hope taking these conscious steps will aid in the mission to protect the planet and cultivate an ethical and sustainable fashion. Alkeme Atelier are constantly innovating for sustainable materials.
Material: Made out of Pineapple Leather, created from pineapple leaves. These leaves would typically be left as waste or burned, but instead, utilising this by product provides farming communities an extra source of income. The production then requires no additional land, water or fertiliser, thus reducing the amount of pollution generated. The final textile is a sustainable, ethically sourced and water-resistant leather alternative.
Lining: Made from a polyester created out of recycled plastic bottles. By buying this bag you are taking a small step to help keep our oceans and planet clean. Each lining uses about ten plastic bottles, preventing them from becoming ocean pollution or planet waste. Alkeme Atelier produces this material in a factory that has Global Recycled Standard certification.
Dust Bag: Made from 100% natural and biodegradable bamboo fibre. The antibacterial and odour-free properties of this textile make it the perfect protective layer for your handbag. However, you can also choose to use the dust bag as a shopping bag or reusable tote as each bag has sturdy straps attached to wear over your shoulder. Alkeme Atelier produce this material in a factory that has Global Recycled Standard certification.
Size: 9" W X 6.5" H X 2.5" D
- Double snap closure
- Two interior compartments
- One interior slide-in pocket
- One interior zipper pocket
- Detachable 46" long strap
- Matte gold hardware
- One tree is planted for every bag you buy
Designed in New York. PETA approved. Vegan & Cruelty Free.
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