Montblanc has teamed up with New York-based fashion brand Public School to create a new collection of bags and accessories made from regenerated fabric and other environmentally conscious materials.
The new Montblanc x PSNY assortment includes a Duffle, Envelope, Envelope Mini, and Belt Bag made of black regenerated nylon enhanced with acid lime edges. The stainless steel used in the detailing is 100 percent recyclable, and its durability and corrosion resistance make it a recapturable and recyclable material. Every detail made from plastic including the closures and buckles in certain styles has had a previous life. The straps are made with recycled polyester (rPET or rePET) that is almost identical to virgin polyester in terms of quality, but its production requires 59 percent less energy and results in a 32 percent decrease in CO2 emissions.
And, the Business Card Holder is crafted from a combination of leftover grainy leather and acid green leather that has undergone CO2 neutral tanning process leather. The holder features the words “The pen(cil) is mightier than the sword,” a sentence coined in 1839 by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for his play “Richelieu”, and personalized by Public School by adding “(cil)” to pen.
“With this unique collaboration, our goal is to give the environmentally conscious an opportunity to experience the disruptive streetwear style of Public School New York, while also reaffirming their commitment to reducing their footprint on the planet,” said Sylvain Costof, president of Montblanc North America. “It is proof that a luxury leather collection can not only be stylish and truly functional, but it can also be conscientious and environmentally responsible.”
“We have been very focused on having our goods be more environmentally responsible in recent years, creating style essentials made from repurposed materials but also supplying lower impact basics via our Version Tomorrow platform to other brands and creators who don’t have access to them,” added Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, co-founders of Public School. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Montblanc in its own efforts to make luxury more conscious of the world around us.”