Last month, it announced that all of these products would now be made from recycled plastic derived from plastic water bottles.
In the modern world, luggage tends to be made largely from plastic, since the material is lightweight, durable, and waterproof.
As we’ve seen over the last few years, the world is drowning in plastic.
While half of this plastic is single-use, such as disposable plastic bottles and food wrap, the other half is designed to be used for a long time, such as a suitcase.
Paravel is the first of the direct-to-consumer luggage brands to switch to recycled materials.
Manufacturing from recycled plastic produces fewer carbon emissions than using brand-new plastic, and this also means diverting plastic from landfills.
There are several other large suitcase brands, such as Heys and Samsonite, that have begun to make a small part of their line from recycled plastic, and eco-friendly brands such as Patagonia and Eco Traveler that do the same.