GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD CERTIFIED and VEGAN SOCIETY TRADEMARKED.
Our ethical leather has been coated and textured to obtain the same pebble grain as hide leather.
PU leather has a reduced environmental impact in production than hide leather.
Aside from the ethical issues concerned with leather, according to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index – which measures impact up to the point of fabrication – leathers have an impact of 176, compared to Polyurethane based fabrics that have a score of 29.9. This is due to its high contribution to global warming, water use and pollution.
Hide leather also requires a considerable amount of chemicals to ensure that it doesn’t biodegrade during use.
Fruit or vegetable leathers like apple leather, grape leather, corn leather, pineapple leather or even mushroom leather, all still contain large percentages of petroleum-based PU in order to ensure longevity and stability.
At The Morphbag by GSK we chose recycled PU leather because we want to produce handbags made to last, that are straight forward replacements for hide leather and are made to be used day in and day out with qualitative longevity.
We also like the transparency of recycled PU leather and call it for what it is. In our case it is recycled.
All Morphbags are PETA certified and bear the Vegan Society Trade Mark
The lining in the cross-body bag is made from recycled water bottles.
The Morphbag is also working with The Conscious Fashion Campaign by incorporating UN's Sustainable Development Goals into its business plan