German manufacturer Horizn Studios have launched the world’s first Vegan, biodegradable, fully repairable luggage for the sign of our times.
Circle One, a sustainable piece of luggage, realized with 100% plant-based materials and designed to be repaired.
Horizn Studios believe it’s time for a new era of travel and to radically commit to the future of our planet.
For us, performance, design and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive – they are complementary concepts.
With Circle One, we are disrupting travel once again.
Made in Europe, this eco-innovation is 100% plant-based and biodegradable, and its design mission is built on the fundamentals of circularity: to repair, and never replace.
Circle One is made of BioX, the company’s patented hard-shell innovation.
It’s 100% plant-based and biodegradable, it features a multi-density flax weave.
Flax is one of the strongest and most productive renewable fibres; suspended in resin, its tensile strength is much higher than that of aluminium.
This makes the Circle One hard shell lighter than aluminium, longer-lasting than polycarbonate, and greener than anything else on the market.
A fast-growing plant that is cultivated all over Europe, Flax is a real craver of carbon dioxide.
It only needs very little water and has few natural enemies, making the use of fertilisers and pesticides obsolete.
Turning it into a high-end resilient material and leaving only a small carbon footprint is the biggest material science innovation the luggage industry has seen since the invention of polycarbonate.
Moving luggage towards an era of sustainable travel, a biodegradable main material is a good start, but we won’t stop there.
Complete with recycled lining and zippers, the Circle One boasts seed and nutshell-infused handles and a magnesium telescope.
Using nutshells and increasing the share of renewable content for each part of the product contributes to achieving the lowest possible footprint.
As you travel the world, even the most durable luggage shell can crack.
BioX is designed to never see a landfill, so we will fix it in a way that leaves it stronger than before, turning repaired spots into travel tokens.
Project: Horizn Studios Circle One Luggage
Designers: Horizn Studios
Manufacturer: HS New Travel GmbH