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Sustainable materials

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Sustainable materials

Gaston Luga has ambitious plans to increase our sustainability efforts company-wide. Part of this is a shift towards using only eco-friendly materials in all our products by 2023.

We are continually searching for and developing functional, durable materials to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our Efforts

This is just some of what we have accomplished in our efforts so far, as we work to grow this list even further:

  • No Animal-Based Materials: No leathers, no adhesives, and no colourings used in the production of our backpacks are sourced from animals.
  • Plant-Based Leather: A selection of products in 2021 will use vegan apple leather, a biomaterial created from discarded apple skins.
  • Low Impact Packaging: We ship our products in boxes produced from FSC-certified paper, printed with soy ink, making them eco-friendly and recyclable.
  • Biodegradable Plastic: Some of our backpacks ship with a protective film. This is 100% biodegradable, compostable within 3-6 months in ideal composting conditions.


We are conscious
Maintaining a carbon neutral organisation
Ethical manufacturing