Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo says they’ve had sustainability in mind since the 1920s, when its founder experimented with eco-friendly materials in the brand’s infancy. Whether this was for style or sustainability, we can’t confirm, but we do commend the brand for their latest sustainability efforts, including their newest limited-edition sustainable capsule collection called the Salvatore Ferragamo Icon-Up.
The 300-piece upcycled capsule collection, which is available exclusively on Farfetch.com as part of the online retailer’s Positively Conscious collection, includes the brand’s iconic Vara and Varina shoes, as well as belts.
Each piece in the Salvatore Ferragamo Icon-Up capsule collection has been created with materials from the brand’s own upcycled deadstock. Shoes have been recovered at the end of their life cycle, belts created from production leftovers and silk fabric has been used from leftover products. Each piece is painstakingly made by the brand’s in-house prototyping and manufacturing unit, the Manovia, which consists of 15 specialised artisans.
When you purchase a shoe or belt from the Salvatore Ferragamo Icon-Up collection, it’s presented inside of a drawstring dust bag, which has been made from refashioned fabric with leather cords recovered from production leftovers. Even the paper boxes are made from a paper blended with 30% post-consumer waste pulp and 25% pre-consumer leather waste.
The Ferragamo Icon-Up collection is now available exclusively on Farfetch.com, just in time for the holiday season. To learn more about Ferragamo’s sustainability efforts and capsule collections, visit their Sustainable Thinking platform.
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