PHOENX – ECO CONSCIOUS TRAVELLER
Sustainable luggage startup PHOENX went live on Kickstarter this week with the first carry-on case made from recycled and regenerative materials. Designed for strength with image and ecologically-conscious consumers in mind, the outer shell is made from tough, 100% recycled polycarbonate with a wide aluminium handle built above the skin to maximise space and also comes with removable ultra-thin backpack.
Based in London, PHOENX is a collective of thinkers, designers and friends who set out to create a suite of truly sustainable carry-on luggage to move conscientiously in a changing world. Their mission is to enable to travel while reducing its potentially disastrous footprint. The company’s debut contribution is a functional, modern, four-wheeled carry-on suitcase made from recycled and regenerated materials produced and cared for using the theory of permacultural design.
“PHOENX is not just about the present but is made to accompany you in your future adventures,” says Francesco Salom, Co-Founder & CEO, PHOENX. “When you feel it is time to renew it, you can send it back to us and close between having it restyled by our creative design team or getting a new model.” It’s a new level of commitment and a rethinking of the duty makers owe consumers. It’s an ethos PHOENX hopes travellers will retain on whatever journeys they undertake: to be intentional, considerate and to tread lightly.