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Recycle Week: bags made from cigarette packets?


The innovative FSC and Oeko-Tex® certified recycled paper that makes bags of integrity and style

Ahead of Recycle Week this week, we launched our first ever animal-free, vegan shopper handbag, made entirely from a new and innovative recycled paper. Read on to get the low-down on this marvellous, game-changing material...

Texon is a durable and practical washable paper. It provides creative and versatile solutions for items such as jacron and jeans labels, bookbindings, cases, furniture, luggage tags, and in our case, it has proved the ultimate material to form our new Penrose Metallic Paper shopper handbag!

It is also environmentally friendly. Accredited by both the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Oeko-Tex®, professional bodies which ensure that the material is responsibly sourced and produced, it is also recognised as an animal-friendly material and a viable alternative to many leather-based products.

Manufactured from recycled fibres that derive from the paper industry, this innovative material comprises of industrial waste from the production of items like cigarette packets, kitchen tissue and paper napkins, which is collected and then pulped, regenerated and transformed in to the raw material. It is then infused with an organic plant-based latex and coated in an Oeko-Tex® approved metallic silver foil to add strength, durability and style - and the papery wonder-fabric is born!

It's kind to humans, animals and the environment alike. Certified by both the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Oeko-Tex®, Texon's certification makes it a more sustainable choice than many other leather alternatives, which often use large quantities of fossil fuels and water in their production and harmful chemicals in their composition.

Texon Paper is an animal-free product that has its own unique character and charm whilst fitting perfectly with our minimalist design-led aesthetic. Showing the imperfections of paper through its papery creases but with a crisp, stand-up structure, this bag really shines!

“For me it wasn’t about finding a fake leather alternative. We wanted to work with a new raw material and celebrate its own unique form, texture and construction. I love how it isn’t trying to be something it’s not. We’ve intentionally left it unlined to show off its unique raw beauty”. Katy Maskell Bell

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