Gelatex x NO/ANSUSTAINABLE LEATHER-LIKE MATERIAL
Gelatex x NO/AN project is about making high-end bag collection from sustainable Gelatex material. The collection is inspired by existing NO/AN bag models enlightening the double handle straps and geometrical shapes. The bags are made of innovative eco-friendly Gelatex textile. The material is made using only non-toxic substances and gelatin derived from the low value waste of livestock industries. This way waste is redesigned into something valuable. NO/AN x Gelatex collection will be the first launched collection made from this easily scalable and affordable leather-like material. The project combines innovative technologies and materials with traditional leather crafting techniques.
Gelatex Technologies OÜ (Estonia)
GELATEX TECHNOLOGIES OÜis an Estonian start-up founded in 2016 by two partners (one a materials scientist and the other a garment technologist) whose mission is to produce accessible and affordable eco-friendly products. The company develops a leather like textile that is cheaper and greener than real leather. The material is made of gelatine derived from the waste of the meat and leather industries and can make up to 5 times more material from one animal.
NO/AN Studio Oy (Finland)
NO/AN STUDIO OY founded in 2016, mainly as a reaction to overconsumption and the reckless speed of growth in the fashion industry. Anna the company’s founder and chief designer, wanted to create timeless high-quality bags that broke from seasonal dictates of fashion trends.