We are proud to be amongst the first brands working with the most innovative leather-alternatives available on the market.
We use Piñatex, an innovative non-woven textile made from pineapple leaf fibres, and Frumat, a bio-based leather alternative made partly from apples. We always have an eye out for the latest sustainable textiles coming to market.
By championing the use of cutting-edge vegan and highly sustainable materials, and making them in to seriously beautiful pieces, we hope to inspire the greater fashion industry to reassess the materials they currently use.
Decorticating pineapple leaves to make Piñatex
We work with Italian suppliers and manufacturers who we have selected based on their craftsmanship, dedication to environmental values and proximity to each other, which helps to keep our carbon footprint down.
We have been impressed by the genuine dedication that our partners have to constantly improve their own environmental footprint.
Frumat: a bio-based leather alternative made partly from apples.
Our tissue paper, cards and envelopes are all made from recycled (and recyclable) paper. We are delighted to have eliminated the plastic normally used when shipping products from Italy to the UK, and we will never use plastic when we deliver customer orders. Even our packing tape is recycled and recyclable!
To prolong their life, each LUXTRA handbag and backpack comes with a dust bag that is made with European grown OEKO TEX-certified cotton. Oeko-Tex Certified cotton has been tested and certified to be free from toxic levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health. It’s less expensive than organic cotton to produce, but it has many of the same benefits.
LUXTRA is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, an environmental foundation created by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. As a member, we happily pledge to donate 1% of our total sales to an environmental cause. That commitment stands, whether we make a profit or not.
In 2018 we donated our 1% to London Waterkeeper, a charity that is fighting water pollution with the aim to make the capital's rivers truly swimmable.
We also work with Dress For Success Greater London (DFS). Their fantastic team helps unemployed women find and maintain work.
DFS provide free professional clothing, interview coaching and ongoing support once women re-join the workplace. LUXTRA donates handbags to DFS clients as an important and feel-good part of their new work attire.
Donation to Dress For Success Greater London.
LUXTRA constantly seeks to improve its environmental and social impact whilst creating items of beauty and exceptional quality. We are proud of our collection and hope that you will join us on our journey to drive positive change both in fashion and further afield.