“We start at the very beginning, thinking about how a product is designed, and work right through to the end of its life, and how it will be disposed of.”
Gianpaolo Sala, General Manager, Europe
We want to help reduce the impact of our customers’ journeys by offering durable, high-quality products, increasing our use of more sustainable materials and production processes, and designing for repairability and recyclability.
Creating the best products using the most sustainable and innovative materials, methods and models.
The largest case in our new collection is made from recycled polypropylene equivalent to 483 yogurt cups, and recycled PET from 14 plastic bottles.
Since 2018, we have diverted more than 100 million 500ml PET bottles from landfill through the use of our Recyclex™ Material Technology.
Our portfolio of recycled materials is made using post-consumer and post-industrial waste – from yogurt cups to water bottles, nylon fabrics to plastic waste from our factories.
In 2019, just 5% of Samsonite Travel products in the US incorporated recycled materials. In 2021, we used recycled materials in 62% of our newly developed products.
Every new Samsonite design now uses recycled PET for the lining – and we are upgrading existing lines with recycled PET linings too.
In Europe, we have introduced recycled PET zippers as standard on all our ranges.
In Asia, Tumi launched a product line made from post-industrial recycled polycarbonate waste.
Gregory’s innovative and lightweight new Katmai and Kalmia backpacks are made with high-density nylons with at least 40% recycled content.
The new Magnum Eco range (known as Maxsum Eco in North America) is made from post-consumer recycled polypropylene and recycled PET plastic waste, meaning we use no virgin material in case shells and linings. As well as being extremely lightweight and impact-resistant, these cases have been designed for durability – the collection is a major innovation breakthrough for the luggage industry.
The largest case in the collection is made from recycled polypropylene equivalent to 483 yogurt cups, and recycled PET from 14 plastic bottles.
Creating innovative products is about more than rethinking what materials and packaging we use. We also look for new ways to use innovation to empower our customers, such as helping more people to get active and out into nature. In Spring 2021, Gregory debuted an industry first: a new size-inclusive backpack collection in the US, especially designed for outdoor enthusiasts with a larger body shape.