Actress, model and activist Amber Valletta has released a new fashion collection focused on a series of ethical and eco-responsible accessories. This is in collaboration with the Karl Lagerfeld brand.
The cactus, one of the many vegan and sustainable alternatives to animal leather, is at the heart of this collection.
The alternatives to animal and synthetic leather are already numerous and growing, and the fashion industry seems to want to gradually integrate them into future collections. After mushroom fibers, used by Hermès and Stella McCartney, then comes cactus leather.
This is not the first time that this plant material has been used in fashion, but it appears this week as one of the two star materials of the first collection named Karl Lagerfeld x Amber Valletta.
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The fashion brand has partnered with one of its longtime muses, Valletta, known for its commitment to sustainability.
The result is a collection of eco-responsible accessories for spring 2021, designed from sustainable and ethical materials and produced in such a way as to limit its environmental impact.
With this first collaboration, the Karl Lagerfeld brand continues its commitment to more sustainable fashion, announced in 2019 when it joined the Fashion Pact.
Composed of ten accessories, the collection highlights the iconic K / Kushion bag, available in two eco-responsible materials.
They are made of Desserto cactus leather, available in a pleated or seamless version, and GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certified recycled cotton, both colored with organic pigments.
Other parts include a protective mask, card holder and toiletry bag.
Part of the profits from the sale of the K / Kushion ecological bag will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup association.
This is only the beginning of the creative meeting between Karl Lagerfeld and Valletta. A second sustainable collection, this time including ready-to-wear, is already planned for spring 2022. – AFP Relaxnews