The airline industry, where precision and safety standards dictate every operation, an unintended consequence has taken flight—the staggering accumulation of discarded aircraft materials. In its commitment to maintaining safety protocols, the industry often leaves in its wake a trail of unused seat belts and retired tarpaulin from aircraft exteriors contributing to the generation of massive waste. In a realm where bags made from discarded fabrics have become a familiar sight, cc takes a bold leap, transforming these discarded aircraft materials into into coveted fashion & lifestyle accessories.
Bandit Goa passionately adheres to the circular economy model, with a distinct focus on repurposing, restoring, and reusing. Their initial foray into sustainable fashion unveiled a unique range of upcycled bags, crafted from discarded tarpaulin and seat belts salvaged from aircrafts. This first collection showcased the studio's commitment to transforming waste into functional art, with backpacks, sling bags, laptop sleeves, fanny packs & more.
The true hallmark of Bandit's commitment to sustainability, however, lies in their collaboration last year with Mumbai-based jewellers Moksha. Venturing into uncharted territories, Bandit and Moksha joined forces to create the Shourai collection (from the Japanese word for 'future') — a line of jewellery born from decommissioned aircraft materials. Salvaging broken airplane remnants from the junkyards in the outskirts of Agra, the collection is a testament to the studio's dedication to repurposing. Shourai, inspired by Japanese design principles, features minimalist, gender-neutral pieces—three pairs of earrings, two rings, a pendant, a necklace, and a bracelet. Crafted from aircraft aluminium scrap, used gold, and ethically sourced diamonds, Shourai embodies the perfect synergy of sustainability and elegance.
In a realm where fashion often neglects ecological responsibility, Bandit's bags rewrite the story of renewal and repurposing. Born from the remnants of aircrafts, these accessories are more than just stylish; they epitomize the studio's unyielding commitment to fashion with a conscience. In forging this new narrative, Bandit Goa transforms waste into functional & fun products that carry the promise of a sustainable future.
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