CARPISA’S ETHICAL PROJECT: Carpisa, one of Italy’s biggest mass market travel and carry-on luggage manufacturers, has teamed up with Vogue Italia to launch a special ethical project, presented on Wednesday at Milan’s historic Bar Jamaica. Called “Travelling Through The World,” it consists of a line of eco-friendly suitcases decorated with four different pictures by Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty, which also appears in the April issue of Vogue Casa, the fashion magazine’s supplement dedicated to interior design and lifestyle.

The wheel suitcases are crafted from acid polylactic, a natural, completely biodegradable material, which have been printed with a “tattoo” process, a special water-based technology developed by Carpisa.

“As a fast fashion brand, we produce in large quantities and so we have the responsibility to pay attention to environmental issues,” said Carpisa chief executive officer Gianluigi Cimmino, who started developing eco-friendly initiatives in 2010 with the launch of the Green Revolution program.

Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and global ambassador against hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme, said the proceeds for the sales of the collection will benefit people in need, including Syrian children.

Carpisa, as well as fast fashion innerwear label Yamamay, are part of the Pianoforte Holding, which according to Cimmino will launch an initial public offering in three years.

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