In this blog post you will learn how a wistful look back to snowy childhood days inspired us to our new, snow-white collection, the "only white snow" Capsule Collection and which sign we want to set on the topic of climate change with it. .
Do you remember playing in the snow as a child in winter? Maybe the first snowflakes fell in November, when the first sub-zero temperatures arrived. And mom took the winter jacket out of the closet. Then came the first real snow. Sleds out and off we went outside! The snowman wasn't the next 'coke dealer' on the block, but the funny guy who usually consisted of three big, heavy balls of snow and smiled woodenly at you with his two pieces of coal as eyes, a carrot as a nose and a top hat on his head.
The winter time machine
With good luck, we enjoyed the snowman for a few weeks until the first rays of spring melted his smile. Today, real snow fans are happy if it snows at all - or even stays for a day or two. If you have such memories, you belong to the generations that have already been experiencing the climate changes creeping in over many years. Somehow, you do get used to it. But is that really a positive change? That's probably something everyone has to answer for themselves. The facts about climate change, on the other hand, are clear.
Over 99% of global scientists agree on the causes and warn urgently of the consequences: anthropogenic, i.e. man-made, climate change. It manifests itself in accelerating glacier melt, rising sea levels, increasing extreme weather conditions and many other phenomena. At the same time, however, a tough, worldwide lobby of "climate change deniers" persists, some of whom also cite the remaining parts of the scientific community. We have opted for the clear facts and consider climate change as the central and causal problem of the future. We have been convinced by the facts on climate change, e.g. on klimafakten.de. An example on the topic of "winter pleasures": In Switzerland, the winter season starts 12 days later and ends 26 days earlier than in 1970 - an increasing disaster for snow and winter sports fans. By the way, you can find more information on this topic in our blog " Sustainability and skiing - does that go together?". Nachhaltigkeit und Skifahren – passt das zusammen?
Winterfeeling without snow!?
For the most part, snow in Germany can only be found near the Alps. Winter sports on skis and snowboards are nevertheless very popular. And so the vacation regions near the Alps are constantly inventing new ways to guarantee snow. From the point of view of "sustainability", this is a controversial topic. However, one thing is certain for winter sports fans: without snow, there is no true winter pleasure. And we too are fans of the cold season, snow lovers and winter sports enthusiasts. And our new white collection puts us in the mood for a bit of winter.
At Airpaq, our backpacks and accessories have always been colorful accents on the backs of their wearers. For the first time, our "only white snow" Capsule Collection is a line that works with the untreated Airbag fabric in the original and creates snow-white bright accents in the gloomy winter everyday life.
Klares Klima-Statement auf dem Rücken
The snow-white outer fabric adds wintry accents that may even remind you of earlier snowy delights in snowless climes. In our familiar manner, the clearly recognizable car strap buckle makes for a clear statement: "Yes, I'm wearing a backpack that used to be 'a car'." Or "Yes, I'm wearing upcycling!".Airpaq in white And that's exactly how it's meant to be.
Upcycling with a good CO2 Balance
Incidentally, this is why the overall carbon footprint of Airpaq products is particularly favorable:
- Through production in the EU instead of Asia
- The raw material, the discarded airbag fabrics, come as rejects from a production facility in the immediate vicinity of the tailor shop.
- Overall, the vast majority of the starting materials are already produced as upcycled material (outer fabrics, belts, belt buckles).
White is also "colorful" and a Real Novelties
Of course, our winter white collection will also be available in the coming spring and summer. If you like to wear white, you should get it! And so the "only white snow" collection will be a part of the Airpaq range as our pure upcycling collection. Of course we always like to invent and create new products and there will certainly be more colors in the future. But we don't think much of the collection machinery that is common in the fashion industry and is based on provoking and fulfilling ever new consumer desires. We prefer to work on the products that we have been offering up to now and always make them a little bit better. And we invent new ones, made of our favorite material. By the way, our tailors in Romania do that all by themselves. We can look forward to what the year 2020 will bring.
Here you can find more information about the production of our products
Fitting for this topic: “Nachhaltigkeit & Skifahren – Konflikt oder Kompromiss!?“