First introduced to the world in 1993, Longchamp Le Pliage® is loved for many reasons. It epitomises simplicity, durability, the Parisian state of mind, and it has never stopped to reinventing itself. This year, the world’s most famous foldable bag evolves itself with recycled nylon, marking start of Longchamp’s transition to employing this responsible material throughout the entire Le Pliage® collection by 2022.
Available in four coulourways inspired by the nature - Forest, Ocean, Earth and limited-edition Snow, the Le Pliage® Green comes with a body made of recycled polyamide (nylon) canvas certified by Global Recycled Standard (GRS). Pre-consumer waste such as nylon stockings, and offcuts from textile production process are recovered, analysed, treated, then reprocessed into polyamide fibre, then yarn, and finally polyamide canvas.
And not only that, all the details – including the signature Russian leather, hardware, shoulder straps, zip tapes, and embroidery threads – are getting the Green treatment to answer to the needs of the environment and consumers.
And in celebration of the launch of this collection, Longchamp brought French actress Marie Papillon to its atelier to go through the process of creating the Le Pliage® Green bag. Watch the journey below: