Furla is introducing the Unica Furla Earth Limited Edition, the first Made in Italy bag in biodegradable leather made possible through a collaboration with Cyclica. The design of the bag is drawn from its archives, a revival of an icon which is unique in its expression as well as its style.
For this occasion, the brand has enlisted Irina Shayk, to feature this one-of-a-kind design object. The storytelling has been recounted through the lens of photographer Koto Bolofo.
The material used in the Unico Furla Earth Limited Edition is Oleum®, a biodegradable leather line produced by Cyclica. The leathers, which are meant to become Oleum® originate from traceable European farms, which are by-products of the food industry and are vegetable tanned with wastewater from oil production, thus avoiding the direct use of aldehydes and glyphosate. As a result, the leather is metal-free and environmentally non-toxic.
Dyeing from organic derivation originates from components such as corn, spirulina, logwood bark, and fern which are at the core of the preparation process which is free from synthetic agents and heavy metals. Natural elements such as beeswax or specific salts were also used for the finishings of the product.
Unica Furla Earth Limited Edition retains Furla’s architectonic DNA: a maxi or medium-sized crossbody bag with a sculptural profile that is softened by soft curves with extremely well-finished details, such as the metallic turn-lock closure with the stylized arch logo and the Furla macro lettering impressed on the external bottom. Colours are made organically, ranging from mogano (purple) to mais rosa (pink), from spirulina (azure) to clorofilla (green) in addition to deep black and pure white.
Unica Furla Earth Limited Edition will be available globally from the 23 of February on Furla.com and in selected flagship stores.