Earth Day 2021: Ferragamo Launches a Cork Bag
By : | April 22, 2021
“Earth Top Handle” bag by Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo celebrates Earth Day 2021 with a new interpretation of the Top Handle bag, a perfectly structured and elegantly timeless shape that has become a true icon since the ‘90s.

Earth Top Handle bag is re-interpretation of the iconic Top Handle bag, presented in just 500 pieces as part of the prestigious Ferragamo’s Creations collection to celebrate Earth Day 2021. The bag is made of FSC certified cork, a natural and renewable resource that causes no harm to the trees when harvested.

In addition, its lining is crafted from pure linen, a natural and biodegradable material; zipper tape and thread are made of 100% recycled and certified polyester; and the bag’s colour is finished with water-based treatments.

The Earth Top Handle bag has obtained the ISO 14067 – Product Carbon Footprint certification, by virtue of which it is possible to quantify the emissions due to its manufacturing. This calculation enables the Company to offset the generated environmental impact by supporting a project for the safeguard and protection of Tuscan cork forests certified with PEFC standards in the Paganico estate, near Grosseto.

To this end, Salvatore Ferragamo will make use of the help of Rete Clima, a non-profit organization promoting actions and projects that fight climate change. With Rete Clima, the company will support the project for 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.