For my bags I use sustainable materials which are friendly to the environment and all living creatures. They're a great choise for a more sustainable life. At the moment I use two different materials, but I'm always looking for new eco-friendly alternatives.
What is washable paper? - Washpapa®
Washable paper Washpapa® is made from cellulose. It is a great vegan alternative to traditional leather materials and is manufactured in Europe, respecting human rights. It contains latex, making it durable and flexible; it does not deform in water and it does not discolour or dissolve.
The material is certified by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 – a symbol of a guarantee of testing textiles for the presence of harmful substancesand. It is also Forest Stewardship Council (SCS) certified - awarded to timber forest products.
Bags made from this material are durable, they do not shrink or stretch and are resistant to washing and outdoor exposure. They are very lightweight, easy to handle and perfect for everyday use. The more you use them, the better they look!
What is Piñatex®?
Piñatex is a natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material made from waste pineapple leaf fibres. The leaves are the byproduct of existing agriculture, the raw material requires no additional environmental resources to produce. The material has low environmental impact and high social responsibility. It is a great vegan alternative to traditional leather.
The material is PETA approved and registered by the Vegan Society. The dyes used for the material are GOTS approved and the resins comply with AFIRM standards. Piñatex is also REACH compliant.
Bags made from Piñatex are durable and resistant to outdoor exposure. They are lightweight, easy to handle and great for everyday use.
What is Desserto®?
Desserto is an organic material made of Nopal cactus and a vegan alternative to leather. It is soft to the touch and offers a great performance. It is cruelty-free and a sustainable alternative without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC. It is also partially biodegradable. Some sustainable facts about Desserto:
- enriches the soil micro-flora and micro-fauna through native and typical organic cactus afforestation,
- huge savings in water as no irrigation is applied,
- environmental preservation as no chemicals are used like herbicides or pesticides,
- cactus is left unharmed to enable repeated harvesting from the same plant for many years,
- energy savings by drying the feed-stock in a solarium and
- full vision and traceability of the farm to ensure sustainable social practices.
Cactus is also s great natural carbon sink and it has a great CO2 sequestering capacity. It is approved by PETA, has OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, Global Recycled Standard and other certificates.
Bags made from Desserto are durable and resistant to outdoor exposure. They are lightweight, easy to handle and great for everyday use. To keep the bag with you as long as possible, you can also clean it if necessary.
How to clean your Fi by Gaja bag?
To keep your Fi by Gaja bag with you as long as possible, you can also gently clean it if necessary.