The sustainable luggage industry has several brands, Patagonia being one of them, but there is new sustainable luggage company to add to the mix! Recently launched on Kickstarter, Sustainable luggage startup PHOENX will make a contribution to the field by launching the first carry-on case made from recycled and regenerated materials.
Designed for strength with image and ecologically-conscious consumers in mind, the outer shell is made from tough, 100% recycled polycarbonate with a wide aluminium handle built above the skin to maximise space. The case glides on Hinomoto silent-run wheels and is secured via a waterproof zip system and TSA-approved lock. Inside it boasts a dividing vacuum-sealed laundry bag and removable ultra-thin backpack. Modular construction means components can be removed, repaired or replaced with the use of a single tool.
If you think this sustainable luggage is just a stylish and functional case itself that’s just one part of the story. With a product that transforms waste including fishing nets, carpets, recycled plastics, rubber and aluminium into a durable new form, PHOENX have developed an ethical flow that includes worker-friendly production and a holistic collaboration with non-profit Oceanic Global whose international hubs advise industry and interest groups how to adapt their operations with the health of our oceans in mind.
“PHOENX is not just about the present but is made to accompany you in your future adventures,” says Francesco Salom, Co-Founder & CEO, PHOENX. “When you feel it is time to renew it, you can send it back to us and choose between having it restyled by our creative design team or getting a new model.” It’s a new level of commitment and a rethinking of the duty makers owe consumers. It’s an ethos PHOENX hopes travelers will retain on whatever journeys they undertake: to be intentional, considerate and to tread lightly.
Their Kickstarter campaign goal is $83,942 with $58,440 left to raise within 20 days. Their early bird special for the black carry on is $220.00 which is 30% off MSRP.
The PHOENX campaign can be seen here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phoenx/phoenx-sustainable-luggage-for-the-conscious-traveler.
Source: PHOENX, Kickstarter