Could you ever have imagined a bag being made from a car’s interior? Well, making the impossible happen in Volvo in association with 3.1 Phillip Lim. Together the two have created a weekend bag that is every bit stylish as it is sustainable!
The limited-edition wonder is made from a material termed ‘Nordico’ ( to debut in the C40 Recharge EV) that comprises textiles created from recycled PET bottles and corks, as well as “bio-attributed material from sustainable forests in Sweden and Finland.”
The bag is medium-sized and is offered either in off-white or gray. It features both a short set of straps as well as a shoulder strap and can be styled in multiple ways – either as a crossbody or a tote. The weekend version also comes with “discreet storage” and “a special signature pouch.”
Commenting on it, Volvo, in a statement, said, “While the bag is not available for purchase due to the exclusive limited edition run, people may have opportunities to get hold of a limited number of bags through local market initiatives such as competitions, charity auctions, and giveaways.”
Remarking similarly on the collaboration, Phillip Lim said, “When I think about Volvo Cars too, I think about the journey. It’s such a beautifully sculpted vehicle that has integrity behind it. I saw the new C40 Recharge as quite a sexy car, and minimal too, and I wanted to create a bag that suited that. This bag was inspired by an iconic family of bags that we have at 3.1 Phillip Lim called the 31-hour series.”
He further added, “The partnership is an incredible moment for me personally. It is an alignment of two different companies from two different industries where we bring a similar dream and a similar intention to create a product that really redefines what luxury is. This is kind of a dream. I mean, it’s a car company that I remember, as a child, you know, neighbors, parents, even friends today, they drive this car.”
Robin Page, head of design at Volvo Cars, also noted that, “The collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim, to create a bag inspired by tomorrow’s materials, solidifies both our ambitions to challenge the wider design industry to reconsider the materials we use. From creating runway collections to the interiors of cars, we have a shared responsibility to find sustainable material alternatives.”
[Via: The Drive]