Samsonite Australia has launched its first-ever sustainable collection, the Spark SNG Eco suitcase. Made out of textiles engineered from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles and genuine cork material, Recyclex is promoted as being “as durable and reliable as Samsonite’s polyester fabric made from virgin materials.”
Cork material serves as a nature-conscious alternative for the polyurethane trim on the carry handles, logo, ID tag and back protection, making Spark SNG Eco a strong, tactile and trendy option for travellers.
Plastic waste is a critical global environmental issue that communities cannot ignore. To address this issue, Samsonite has been working tirelessly to create sustainable materials that are suitable for travel and lifestyle
“Sustainability is a priority that runs through our products, from our hands to consumers. We recognise that travellers are increasingly aware of environmental protection and looking for ways to reduce their
environmental footprint,” said Subrata Dutta, President of Samsonite Asia Pacific.
“We are proud to present the first wave of Eco Collection in Asia, as part of our commitment to increasing the sustainability of our products with more responsible and environmentally friendly materials. We expect to generate stronger awareness of environmental protection in the market, and will continue to seek opportunities to maximise the use of recycled and recyclable materials in our products and packaging.”
“Samsonite is excited to work towards even more sustainable products while sustaining the passion for making high-quality bags and accessories.”
In 2018 and 2019, Samsonite will launch at least 30 product lines worldwide that are made from recycled materials such as rPET or recycled polypropylene.
The new SPARK SNG ECO will be available to purchase from leading luggage retailers and online in three sizes (55cm, 67cm and 79cm) and prices ($349, $465 and $499 respectively).
All Samsonite travel products include a ten-year global limited warranty.