FALDAN BAG – CONSCIOUS LIVING
Faldan is for maximisers who don’t settle, a bag for those who strive to lead more conscious lives through intelligent fashion choices.
Launchd in 2019, the Faldan bag is the world’s first ethical luxury, fully-foldable bag. Smart, geometric markings in the fabric create a unique pattern and, crucially, allow the bag to fold down seamlessly into an iPhone-sized purse.
Founded by former UN Climate Negotiator Laura Hanning, Faldan Bag was created after realising there was a gap in the market for a product that actively helped to reduce our wasteful habits, but was still a desirable luxury product. Following her Masters from the University of Cambridge Laura spent almost a decade in environmental policy and UN climate negotiations. On the path to realising her vision Laura’s first step was to take an accessories design course at London College of Fashion and then spent months folding origami shapes and calculating the best size and volume to make Faldan bag as useful and purposeful as possible.
“I wasn’t looking to create yet another new bag brand in the luxury market, I was looking to find a solution to a challenge – we want people to buy better and yes, buy less, but we know we still desire beautiful things. When something is carefully and thoughtfully designed, yet still looks good, we’re all inclined to use it more. This bag is the result of long periods of trial and error, not just for the design itself but then in how to bring it to life in the most mindful and sustainable way possible. Ultimately it needs to be durable and timeless: I want it to be the bag you have with you at all times, to replace the purchase of cheap totes or plastic carrier bags.”
Laura Hanning, Founder, Faldan
Faldan bag is currently available to buy in beautiful ethical leather and the brand has a transparent production process to only use leather that is a by-product of the meat industry, thus having a smaller environmental footprint than producing new fabrics. All Faldan leather is sourced from gold-rated tanneries that are leading the way in reducing the environmental impact in leather production.
London Fashion Week saw the launch of a new recycled nylon version of its pioneering design where the brand exhibited at the British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion Exhibition. This exhibition was designed to celebrate industry best practice and encourage future business decisions to create positive change. The new recycled nylon bag is vegan-friendly and was crafted with the same attention to detail, material quality and production values as the leather version.
Faldan is the world’s first ethical luxury foldable bag. One bag for multiple versions of you.
To learn more and to purchase your very own Faldan bag, please visit- www.faldan.com.