#StepsTowardSustainability with Arizona Muse
We were so proud to present our FW19 Capsule Collection in collaboration with supermodel and sustainable fashion ambassador Arizona Muse. The Capsule Collection was presented February 24th during Milan Fashion Week at Senato Hotel Milano, with the support of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion. This presentation also featured the main ODP Fall/Winter 2019 Collection, “Journey Through the Serengeti”.
The Capsule Collection uses some of the most innovative materials on the market, such as a Made-in-Italy synthetic leather created from 100% certified traceable recycled polyester, with reduced emissions of hazardous substances, as well as traditional materials such as vegetable-tanned leather from Tuscany, dyed using plant-based vegetable tannins and adhering to strict anti-pollution regulations.
Most of the materials were found using the help of The Sustainable Angle, a London-based non-profit organization founded to initiate and support projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
“I already appreciated ODP's ethos and approach to bag-making, with their timeless styles and a focus on fine materials and constructions, making the bags pieces which will last a lifetime and already a first step in the right direction. We just took it one step further, finding new materials which were more sustainable, without altering the quality or aesthetic of the product” said Muse. “My goal is to help fashion brands understand that they can approach the process of becoming more sustainable through successive steps, which is more feasible and less-intimidating. Through these small steps, we can make a big impact.”
The editorial images of Arizona with the Capsule Collection were taken by legendary rock-and-roll photographer Neal Preston in London. The collection will be available online at Officina del Poggio's e-commerce site, as well as select retailers worldwide.