Faldan - the world's first ethical luxury foldable bag

The former UN Climate Negotiator and Cambridge Graduate engineered Faldan to be a partner in crime to the hectic lives we lead: a revolution in a bag. One that could replace all others, to fit in with the ever-evolving schedules of our day. A bag that could be both big and small, that would conveniently collapse down to the size of an i-Phone as it could then spring back to life again. A bag that would take into account our current environmental concerns. A bag that would function just as brilliantly as it looked beautiful. A bag that would end the need for too many totes and the last-minute purchase of an unnecessary supermarket carrier bag. Using every spare moment of the day drawing, or folding origami shapes to find the perfect foldable equation, Hanning took an accessories design course at London College of Fashion, from which she launched the brand in 2018. Painstakingly calculating the best size for the bag (which has a 15-litre capacity) and its corresponding foldable triangles and squares, she didn’t stop there, searching out the most sustainable materials she could find with which to realise her idea. “A bag that could be both big and small, that would conveniently collapse down to the size of an i-Phone as it could then spring back to life again” The bag is made from calfskin, the lining made from recycled nylon of plastic bottles and old fish nets and the packaging of the bag is delivered in is made from recycled coffee cups. Its ingenious wraparound fasten doubles up as a sturdy strap featuring hardware to give a luxe feel. The design, notably, has been registered for a patent and embraces Britain’s rich heritage for innovation and craftsmanship. One genius product, sustainable, light and durable underpinned by an academic approach that makes it fashion forward in more ways than one: a bag that will not let you down. A bag to beat all bags.

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