Luggage company Samsonite has launched a new collection made with knitted material technology using 100% RPET yarn.
The new Neoknit collection is made from knitted fabric and can be recycled again afterwards through a circular ‘cradle-to-cradle’ process to create new yarn to make new bags.
Each bag is designed to reduce the cut of the knitted panel, helping to reduce the amount of waste during the assembly of the bag.
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The yarn is made from recycled plastic drinking bottles for the outside fabric.
Samsonite design director Europe Don Wilson said: “At Samsonite, we have been curious about the knitting technique for some time. We have seen the benefits of its usage in the apparel and shoe industry and when you think about it, it is a really smart way to produce a durable fabric product. With the Neoknit collection, we are really pushing the boundaries of construction and what it means to create bags in a more sustainable way.”
The Neoknit range will launched in time for summer, with five styles in various colour ways and details.