SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE MATERIALS

 

While COP26 provides the impetus for the fashion industry to set ambitious targets regarding sustainability, a massive shift is required on a global scale to critically examine every stage of the value chain from raw materials to finished products. Consequently, Thalie Paris has chosen to act responsibly with the use of sustainable materials.

The ethical use of natural resources needed to make our products is a responsibility we have embraced at Thalie Paris and a necessity that continues to drive us as a constant source of innovation, value creation and creativity. At Thalie Paris, we foster the creation of a more sustainable luxury by ensuring our raw materials are sourced in eco-friendly ways either by using environmentally certified suppliers, recycling noble materials, or using plant-based textile innovations.

 

Marine Leather

Our "Sushi" collection is made of Ictyos Squama Luxe that comes from the recycling of salmon leather from agro-food industries and French sushi restaurants.

Developed in Lyon by Ictyos Cuirs Marins de France, Ictyos uses vegetable tanning---a process that does not involve harmful substances like chrome and heavy metals that is widely used in traditional tanning. Thanks to Ictyos, Thalie Paris is able to create value-added products by transforming salmon skin waste into a luxurious resource which reduces our environmental footprint and thus contributes to a circular and restorative system.

 

 Shop Livia made of Squama Luxe

Cactus-based vegan material

Our vegan by Thalie line, the “Cactus” handbags collection is PETA certified and is made from cactus fiber, a plant based material supplied by Mexican company Desserto.

Cactus-based vegan material is an innovative OEKO-TEX certified organic vegan material, developed and produced in sustainable farms in Mexico from the native nopal cactus. It's an exciting new vegan material, that's both luxurious and durable. It offers high resistance to abrasion, rubbing and tearing. It's also soft and breathable. As an organic plant-based material with low carbon emissions, use of energy and water, it's an environmentally friendly vegan material. Desserto was selected as a finalist of the LVMH Innovation Awards in 2021.

Desserto cactus florine crossbody bagShop Florine made of cactus

 Upcycled Leather

Our "Upcycled" collection is manufactured from dormant stocks of leather tanneries in the luxury goods industry which otherwise might end up in landfills. Redefining ‘waste’ through the upcycle of a high value product like leather is a very important part of our strategy in our efforts to make the fashion industry more sustainable.

 

apolline upcycled nappa leather from Italy

 Shop Apolline in upcycled nappa leather from Italy

 

To find out more on our innovative materials listen to our podcast "THALIE, Le Théâtre des Muses" on Spotify

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