The materials we use vary across collections, but they are indicated in the product page of the bag you are interested in. You can click on the backpack image to see the product page, and scroll down to SPECIFICATIONS for more information.
Gaston Luga has ambitious plans to increase our sustainability efforts company-wide. Part of this is a shift towards using only eco-friendly materials in all our products by 2023.
We are continually searching for and developing functional, durable materials to reduce our impact on the environment.
This is just some of what we have accomplished in our efforts so far, as we work to grow this list even further:
- No Animal-Based Materials: No leathers, no adhesives, and no colourings used in the production of our backpacks are sourced from animals.
- Plant-Based Leather: A selection of products in 2021 will use vegan apple leather, a biomaterial created from discarded apple skins.
- Low Impact Packaging: We ship our products in boxes produced from FSC-certified paper, printed with soy ink, making them eco-friendly and recyclable.
- Biodegradable Plastic: Some of our backpacks ship with a protective film. This is 100% biodegradable, compostable within 3-6 months in ideal composting conditions.
We are partnered with manufacturers that follow production standards set by amfori, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. We are in close contact and visits to the factories are made regularly by the GL team in order to assure quality of production as well as working conditions and circumstances.
If you'd like to know more about our sustainability practices, please click here.