Unveiling the Elegance of Grape Leather: A Sustainable Choice by Carter Wade

Unveiling the Elegance of Grape Leather: A Sustainable Choice by Carter Wade

Unveiling the Elegance of Grape Leather: A Sustainable Choice by Carter Wade

In the heart of Italy's lush vineyards, a remarkable transformation takes place, embodying both tradition and innovation—a transformation that Carter Wade is proud to incorporate into our handbag collection. Through the pioneering efforts of VEGEA, grape leather emerges as a testament to ethical fashion, aligning perfectly with our commitment to sustainability and our deep respect for the environment.

The Genesis of Grape Leather

Grape leather, innovatively produced by VEGEA, stands as a unique testament to vegan leather's potential. This material repurposes the remnants of winemaking—grape skins, seeds, and stalks—blending them with plant oils and natural fibers onto a foundation of organic cotton. Remarkably, their process excludes toxic solvents, heavy metals, or dangerous chemicals.

Boasting a composition of 78% eco-composite and 22% water-based PU, grape leather by VEGEA is celebrated for its high content of plant-based materials. Their dedication to utilizing renewable resources over fossil fuels propels grape leather into the forefront of eco-sustainable and ethical vegan leathers.

Italian Excellence Meets Sustainability

Founded in Milan in 2016, VEGEA articulates a vision to harmonize chemistry and agriculture, creating eco-sustainable products that challenge conventional materials. Their collaborative efforts with Italian wineries redefine waste, giving new worth to discarded grape components and ensuring that beauty and value go hand in hand.

Carter Wade's choice to incorporate VEGEA's grape leather into our handbags reflects a shared ethos of Made in Italy excellence. Through collaboration with VEGEA, we align with a network that champions sustainable practices, fostering innovation within Italy's esteemed fashion landscape.

Commitment to a Greener Future

VEGEA's bio-materials are a beacon of sustainability, inspired by circular economy principles and a profound understanding of nature-based solutions. Their commitment is authenticated by the Global Recycled Standard certification, ensuring our handbags are not just aesthetically pleasing but are also kind to the planet.

VEGEA’s R&D Department tirelessly explores sustainable solutions, expanding the biomaterial application range. This relentless pursuit of innovation mirrors Carter Wade's aspiration to redefine what fashion can be—sustainable, ethical, and impactful.

Our Ethical Journey with VEGEA

Choosing VEGEA's grape leather allows Carter Wade to present a collection that's deeply connected to Italian heritage and dedicated to environmental respect. It's a choice that speaks volumes about our brand's values and our mission to bring sustainable elegance to the forefront of fashion.

As we journey together with VEGEA, we invite you to explore a world where fashion transcends aesthetic appeal, embracing a legacy of ethics, innovation, and sustainability. With each Carter Wade handbag crafted from grape leather, we share a piece of this visionary commitment to a better, greener future.

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