Salvatore Ferragamo appreciates the human’s connection to the Earth and launches the Earth Top Handle bag and F-80 Skeleton Sustainable. Two products are introduced ahead of Earth Day which is celebrated every year on 22 April across the globe. The bag epitomizes the link between Salvatore Ferragamo and the Made in Italy tradition, and the House’s commitment to using low-impact materials and the timepiece is a sustainable variant of one of the brand’s most successful watches.
Presented in a limited edition of just 500 pieces, the Earth Top Handle bag is a sustainable re-interpretation of the iconic Top Handle bag created by Fiamma Ferragamo in the 90s. It is made of FSC certified cork, a natural and renewable resource that doesn’t harm the trees when harvested. Pure linen – a natural and biodegradable material – is used for the lining of the bag. Zipper tape and thread are made of 100% recycled and certified polyester. The bag’s color is finished with water-based treatments.
Offered in green and blue versions, each made in a limited series of 200 pieces, the new F-80 Skeleton Sustainable has an elegant black satin case that houses an automatic movement that can be admired through the transparent caseback and the skeleton dial, decorated with the double Gancini symbol. The strap is made of materials with a low environmental impact – a thin layer of FSC certified cork covers the inside, while the outside is of post-consumer recycled PET fiber fabric, with hole covers made of vegetable-tanned leather.
F-80 Skeleton Sustainable is presented in unique packaging, also made entirely of responsible materials; the outer box is in FSC certified cardboard, while the wood and metal protective shell is lined internally with hemp, and externally in post-consumer recycled PET fiber fabric. The watch support cushion is made of a bioplastic material received from 100% sugar cane.
Both products have obtained the ISO 14067 – Product Carbon Footprint certification, with the help of which it is possible to quantify the emissions due to its manufacturing and compensate them, making the project “carbon neutral”. Salvatore Ferragamo partnered with Rete Clima, a non-profit organization promoting actions and projects that fight climate change to support the following projects:
- for Earth Top Handle, the protection of Tuscan cork forests certified with PEFC standard, obtaining carbon offset through sustainable forest management actions in the Paganico estate, which extends for over 1200 hectares near Grosseto, Italy.
- for F-80 Skeleton Sustainable, the realization of the Burgos Wind Project, the largest wind farm in the Philippines.