Alcantara® is known for lining the interiors of the most luxurious automobiles in the world, from Audi, to Tesla, to BMW, to Porche, and that’s only to name a few. However, this versatile material has been known to be used for various luxury fashion pieces and will be used in FUMIKODA’s special edition of the Arianna bag and Ikula clutch. For a closer look at the pair, please click here.
There are several reasons why FUMIKODA opted to use Alcantara® to be the main material for this bag. Alcantara® does not fade, nor does it stain, it is soft...yet durable, and will not heat or cool depending on the weather. These are just some of the reasons why Alcantara® is synonymous with luxury. But one of the main reasons why FUMIKODA is proud to join other designers in using Alcantara® is the fact that it is an exemplary example of corporate responsibility.
Alcantara® as a company, self regulates its production and working system to create not only a product that is long lasting and sustainable, but a system that is respectable to this earth and its resources. In 2014 Alcantara® confirmed its 6th year running of Carbon Neutralityand its start analysis of its Water Footprint. Alcantara® is also in compliance with REACH regulations, Human rights SA8000® and Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
This is the very direction that FUMIKODA would like to help move the fashion industry towards. Especially, as a luxury brand, the standard should be higher not only for quality, but ethics and morals as well.
For more information on Alcantara® and its efforts for sustainability, please check.http://alcantara.com