London-based startup PHOENX has created a suitable carry-on suitcase, made from 95% recycled and regenerated materials, which is modular – so parts can be eaily repaired and replaced.
The signature modular design allows each component to be sent in for replacement, enabling the PHOENX team to properly recycle each part. This benefits both the consumer and the planet by decreasing unnecessary waste and extending the lifespan of luggage.
The PHOENX carry-on suitcase features a dent-proof outer shell made entirely from recycled polycarbonate, with a wide aluminum handle, smooth-rolling Hinomoto wheels, and waterproof zippers. The interior of the carry-on suitcase has a vacuum-sealed laundry bag that serves as a divider, as well as a removable backpack to save travelers from packing their own.
Materials used in the making of each suitcase include recycled plastics, fishing nets, carpet scraps and recycled aluminum.
PHOENX co-founder Francesco Salom said: “Sustainability guided design development. We were looking for a form that could meet our modular design concept and maximize space and strength.
“It’s simple and unique when compared to all other suitcases, which have a short lifeline and end up being thrown away. Wwhen you feel it is time to renew it, you can send it back to us and choose between having it restyled by our creative design team or getting a new model.”
PHOENX recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, and has to date reached nearly £44,000 of its £65,000 goal.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com