It’s one thing to speak of sustainability and circularity, and a whole other to put those values into practice. But Longchamp proves that it can both talk the talk and walk the walk with the launch of Green District, the Maison’s new environmentally conscious line of accessories made from ECONYL®.
A regenerated nylon yarn recovered from the pre- and post-consumer waste found on ocean floors and in landfills, such as discarded fishing nets, old carpets and fabric scraps, ECONYL® not only helps to combat the problem of plastic waste, but also reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared to the material from crude oil. What’s more, it can be recycled an infinite number of times (literally) without any loss in quality, thereby serving to close fashion’s elusive loop.
Longchamp obtains the ECONYL® used in Green District from pioneering Italian company Aquafil, blending the fibre with responsibly sourced leather to create a series of timelessly classic yet resolutely urban designs for all genders. The collection currently comprises 10 styles, including a belt bag, a travel tote, a modifiable backpack, a phone pouch, a crossbody bag, a briefcase, and more in black, “terra” brown, and royal blue tartan, unadorned save for the logo label and sporty zipper pull cord. Stylish and sustainable? You couldn’t ask for more.
Scroll through the gallery below to check out more of the Green District collection: