Fire Piñatex Vegan Leather Bucket Bag | Black

by Alkeme Atelier

£219 — £219 £219

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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 Pinatex, created from pineapple leaves. These leaves would typically be left as waste or burned, but instead, utilising this byproduct 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. 

The top drawstring pouch of the bag is made in an innovative Vegan Leather, exclusive to ALKEME ATELIER. The material is lightweight, scratch resistant and high in strength. They produce this card case in a factory that is ISO 9001 certified.

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 produce this material in a factory that has Global Recycled Standard certification.

Size: 8" W X 7" H X 6.5" D

Details:

  • Drawstring closure
  • One interior zipper pocket
  • Thick shoulder strap is detachable
  • There is also a detachable 47" long strap
  • Matte gold hardware
  • One tree is planted for every bag you buy

Designed in New York. PETA approved. Vegan & Cruelty Free.

       

    Piñatex: Pineapple leather, also known as Piñatex, was created by material innovation company Ananas Anam's Dr Carmen Hijosa. Crinkly in its texture, this vegan leather derives from the long leaves that grow alongside pineapples. The leaves would normally be discarded – pineapples only flower and fruit once, and at the end of that process, the leaves are considered waste. Ananas Anam's use of the leaves provides pineapple farmers in the Philippines, where their sources are located, with an additional stream of income. The leaves are transformed into leather by felting the long fibres together to create a substrate. The leftover biomass can also be used as a fertiliser.

    Piñatex is made from 80% pineapple leaf and 20% polylactic acid fibres. The material is biodegradable in controlled conditions, but uses a coating made from petroleum resin, which the company is looking to replace with natural resins.

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