The outer section of the passport holder is made from wood leather. This innovative material is made from thin sheets of real wood bonded to a fabric using an environmentally friendly adhesive. To make the material pliable, small micro laser etchings are applied, leaving a soft leather-like touch.
The wood leather reduces the kg CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by about 60% compared to a square meter of leather.
The inner section is made from apple leather. It is created using 50% apple waste and 50% polyurethane to create a soft but durable material.
The apple by-product comes from Bolzano in Italy, one of the world’s largest apple-producing regions. Due to the shear scale, it is faced with a significant amount of waste. The leather up-cycles the unused apple and creates this new material that has considerably less CO2 impact compared to others faux leathers on the market.
Both materials are made in Italy and are vegan.
The lining is made from GOTs certified organic cotton satin. The aim of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is to define requirements to ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.