RECYCLED MATERIALS AT LONGCHAMP

Longchamp makes use of various initiatives in reducing its impact on the environment.

Since 2019, Longchamp has launched several product lines using recycled materials.

LE PLIAGE ENERGY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ECONYL, SINCE 2022

This modern and unisex line combines creativity and eco-friendly design. Inspired by sportswear, it integrates ingenuity through its practical details and is innovative in its use of Econyl fabrics.

 

The body of the bag is made from Econyl canvas, which is certified recycled polyamide, commonly known as nylon. The recycled polyamide comes from various sources, including fishing nets, rugs, carpets and industrial waste.

LE PLIAGE GREEN SINCE 2021

In 2021, Longchamp broke new ground with a new recycled version of its iconic Le Pliage Original design. Le Pliage Original & Le Pliage Green are now made only by canvas produced by recycling.

Available in many colours, the body of the bag is made from recycled polyamide, commonly known as nylon. The recycled polyamide that makes up the canvas for the Le Pliage Green comes from diverse sources, including fishing nets, rugs, carpets and industrial waste.

It offers a second and more noble life to the materials used (GRS 4.0 Certification).

LONGCHAMP EYEWEAR, AN EFFORT TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY WITH PLANT-BASED RESIN

Some of the key frames of the Longchamp Eyewear Collection are made with plant-based resin. Plant-Based Resin is made from castor-bean oil, a cleaner alternative to standard petroleum-based plastics.

 

Throughout its portfolio, Longchamp is introducing lightweight and durable quality frames made with at least 45% plant-based resin. The process begins when the castor plants are harvested for their beans. Oil is pressed from the beans and turned into pellets which are melted and injected into eyewear frames.

IS LONGCHAMP COMMITTED TO PURSUING INNOVATION?

One of the founding values of the brand is seeking solutions through innovation and design. The first Longchamp product – the leather-covered pipe – was an innovation in itself, and it was the original casing that made it a success. Every day, Longchamp staff test, optimise and develop new and inventive projects. These efforts are now geared towards research into processes and raw materials that can help minimise products’ ecological impact.