The most effective way of reducing your carbon footprint is buying less stuff. But should you find yourself in need of a new bag, consider if the product you’re thinking of buying was made in the most environmentally-friendly process possible and would last you a good while.

One such brand that is making an effort to be more responsible with its production process is Pacsafe, and this month, it presents its innovative ECONYL® collection.

ECONYL® yarn is 100 percent regenerated from discarded nylon, which include fishing nets that account for 46 percent of the plastic waste polluting the world’s oceans. It makes for a durable, long-lasting yarn that performs to the same standards as brand new nylon and can be rewoven infinitely without losing its high-performance qualities.

Forty-six percent of the plastic waste polluting the oceans are comprised of discarded fishing nets

With the material integrated into Pacsafe’s bestselling styles, the ECONYL® collection presents anti-theft travel gear that also looks sleek and contemporary:

From left to right: the Pacsafe Vibe 25 ECONYL® anti-theft backpack and the Pacsafe Metrosafe LS100 ECONYL® anti-theft crossbody bag

The Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP45 ECONYL® anti-theft carry-on travel pack

The Pacsafe Daysafe ECONYL® anti-Theft Tech crossbody bag

The Pacsafe Vibe 325 ECONYL® anti-theft sling pack

The Pacsafe Metrosafe LS200 ECONYL® anti-theft crossbody

The Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 ECONYL® anti-theft backpack

 “Pacsafe was founded out of a passion for adventure and exploration, and with that comes a deep love of our planet and preserving its natural beauty,” said Magnus McGlashan, co-founder and managing director of Pacsafe. “Our partnership with ECONYL® means less plastic in our oceans and landfills, and fewer resources used to create new products. It’s all part of our wider commitment to reduce ocean plastic while helping people protect their gear and the planet at the same time.”

Aside from having a sturdy, secure, and stylish bag, buying a Pacsafe product also allows shoppers to support Save Philippine Seas, an organization that aims to protect the country’s coastal and marine resources through information, communication, education campaigns and community-based projects; and World Wide Fund Philippines that champions conservation in areas where biodiversity matters the most.

 

The Pacsafe ECONYL® collection is available in all Pacsafe branches: Trinoma, Glorietta 5, The Block SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, SM Bacolod, SM Lanang Premier, SM Seaside Cebu, Ayala Centrio, and Newport Mall. It is also available in all Urbanize stores, The SM Store, Rustan’s, Robinsons Department Store, Duty Free, Fashion Rack, The Travel Club, Bratpack, ROX, Outdoors by SM, and online through www.urbanize.com.ph.