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INNOVATIVE FABRICS

Alexandra K is a brand well known for using innovative fabrics that are not only vegan but also environmental friendly. You won't find any toxic substances like PVC here. Our well known polyurethane fabric is kept at its highest standard. We only accept sustainable ways of production. We are the only brand in the world who uses Apple Leather, Pinatex, as well as Corn Leather in ss collection for our designs. We are looking all the time for innovative alternatives of leather to use them in our new collections.

Our goal is to follow the spirit of the present time in each collection. Currently, variety of fabrics on the fashion market give us countless possibilities. Thank to that there is no longer need to use natural leather, which production is toxic and and non economical.

Did you know that animals are specially bred for the needs of leather and fur industry? Their breeding poisons the natural environment, consumes huge amounts of feed and water. Dyeing leather for the fashion industry is an extremely toxic process that poisons rivers and the food we eat.

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/leather-industry/leather-environmental-hazards/

 

RECYCLED-PU

PU.Materials from renewable energy sources.

The Biogreen project involves the use of raw materials, textile support and high-quality polyurethanes, eco-sustainable from renewable sources. Materials to be considered renewable raw materials are those raw materials that due to their intrinsic characteristics regenerate on a “human” time scale, the future generations. In addition, the polyurethanes applied in the Biogreen project are also “No food competition”. 

The biobased content of these polyurethanes is very high, which guarantees a lower environmental footprint compared to traditional polyurethanes obtained through fossil deriving raw materials.

 

 GRAPE-LEATHER

The Alexandra K brand was the first in Poland to create a collection using an unusual Grape fabric. Grape Leather is an innovative material with a high content of vegetable, renewable and recycled materials. Made in Italy from wine leftovers and grape oil. This is a new vision for the Zero Waste direction. This unique fabric will appear in the summer collection in two color versions. Black is 75% of biomass, while white has it, as much as 77% of the remaining part is PU, but it is extremely ecological because its base is water.

CORN-LEATHER 

Innovative fabric Corn Leather is totally new to the fashion industry. It’s made in Italy from corn pulp. Alexandra K brand is one of the first in the world to use this amazing fabric in it’s new collection for spring-summer. 

 

Fabric that we use in our collection is 47% or 82% corn pulp. The material is vegan and ecological. It’s also strong, extremely durable and biodegradable. It feels like soft natural skin, but it;s better because it’s 100% animal friendly. 

 

eco-Pu

Our PU fabric is a unique combination of technology and quality. We only use Italian and Spanish fabrics from ecological production. Such a production does not use toxic substances, uses little water and energy.

All our fabrics are free of toxic PVC.

 

FREEDOM-LEATHER

A first in the vegan handbag market, our new Freedom-Leather is a coated fabric, similar to PVC (vinyl) and polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics. However, that's where the similarities end and the differences begin.

​This special material is made of 100% Silicone, a unique, non plastic, non-petroleum based material admired for its sustainability qualities – in its raw form it is one of the most common elements found in nature, quartz sand. Not only is it less intrusive on the environment, but the production of it is less taxing on natural resources. It requires less water, raw material, and electricity to produce compared to PU and PVC. ​

We take a long term approach when considering the use of Freedom-Leather and want to do our part to be environmentally friendly. With its non-solvent production technique and with the lack of PVC or PU elements, we are much safer and healthier than traditional fabrics.

Unlike PVC fabrics, Freedom-Leather does not use chlorine in any of the production process, and the fabrics do not leak VOC emissions (Volatile Organic Compounds) throughout their life.

There's no need to clog up landfills, Freedom-leather is recyclable. Our fabrics surpass environmental standards, so you can breathe comfortably knowing that you are using a fabric that's safe for you, and the environment in addition of being 100% cruelty-free.

 

FREEDOM-LEATHER benefits:

  • Highly Durable & Abrasion Resistant
  • Stain Resistant, easy clean for wine, coffee, denim dye, lipstick, ink and much more.
  • Extreme Temperature Endurance with no cracking, resistant from -40°C (-40 Fahrenheit) to 70°C (158 Fahrenheit)
  • High Humidity and Humidity Aging Resistance passed “Jungle experiment”, 70 days in 95% humidity and 70°C (158 Fahrenheit).
  • Resistance to Salt Water (salt spray test): Acid, 1000 hours test with no change
  • Resistance to Light Aging: UV Stability light resistance
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Vegan
  • Recyclable
  • Environmentally friendly

 

PEACE-SUEDE & PEACE-LEATHER 

Our new Peace-Leather & Peace-Suede are made 100% in Italy with patented technology consisting of high technical performance that can perfectly imitate properties of natural leather while remaining completely animal-free. It is a high-end alternative possessing advantages over animal leather and common PU vegan leathers.

Peace-Leather, grain leather appearance, is not a coated fabric and the grain is not printed nor embossed onto the fabric, a big differentiator to any other vegan leather. Our fabrics are made from an exclusive patented white raw material created from ultra-fine microfiber bundles, the fabric is then dyed by tannery technology into drums, and during that process is where a natural grain appears. The advantage of this exclusive finish is that there is no peeling or cracking.

Peace-Suede is made from a patented raw material with a blend of recycled polyamide and recycled PU, this fabric’s exclusive formula looks and feels like real suede but provides much more durability, tenacity, elasticity, resilience and stain resistance.

Some key points on Peace-Leather & Peace-Suede:

  • Decreased use of solvents during production process.
  • Made with recycled nylon chips, recycled PU resin and recycled PET
  • Does not contain PVC.
  • Reduced energy consumption during production.
  • All dyes are water based
  • RLS Compliant (Rappresentante dei Lavoratori per la Sicurezza) Italian Workers' Safety Representative, it represents and protects workers' rights in the field of workplace safety within companies.
  • Pass REACH regulations, a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.
  • Hypo-allergenic, non-sensitizing and non-toxic.

 

APPLE-LEATHER

The apple-leather is produced by re-working leftovers from harvested apples – meaning apple seeds, cores and peel, creating durable leather like materials that are perfect for shoes and handbags.

Apple-Leather production is ecological and not toxic to the environment.

The main advantages of apple leather are its exceptional strength and naturally UV resistant. It is also highly breathable, hypoallergenic.

This material is 100% biodegradable.

Apple-leather is one of the latest innovations in the world of vegan fashion.

 

PINATEX

We also use innovative fabric called Pinatex. Pinatex is a fabric made from pineapple. It feels and uses same like natural leather, but it is 100% organic and animal friendly.

We are very excited to be one of the first brands making handbags from Pinatex. It’s a big step into future of fashion industry.

Our tags are made of recycled paper.

Glue used in the production of our bags is 100% vegetable and not tested on animals.

Constantly we learn more about textiles and change our brand. We are looking for fabrics made of recycling or from organic farming. We are exploring and changing each season for better.

 

HARDWARE

Each bag made by Alexandra K is made with highest quality hardware produced in Italy. Because of this each bag will last years. This is what sustainability is for us. High quality products.