With the Kier tote bag collection, Fossil is proud to be one of the first retailers to have launched a vegan cactus material, an industry-wide innovation. Each bag is made with a material derived from organically grown cactus leaves made by Desserto®, the Mexican-based company specializing in sustainable materials. The leaves from plants of cacti whose growth requires only rainwater and minerals present in the soil. One time harvested, the leaves are dried in the sun for 3-6 days, without the need for other sources of energy. In addition to an energy-efficient processing technique, cactus cultivation does not require the use of herbicides, pesticides or irrigation systems. As a result of this innovative process, each Kier tote saves 7.5 liters of water: the equivalent of fifteen 500ml bottles of water. In addition, the trunk of the cacti remains intact, however allow the leaves to grow back and be harvested again after 6-8 months. The collection currently includes four fantastic and versatile shades: musk, wine, black and brown.
These launches are the fruit of the commitment that Fossil announced back in 2019 as part of the Make Time For Good initiative, still ongoing, aimed at contributing to change in communities around the world through environmentally sustainable materials, products and packaging, and by reducing water consumption e of greenhouse gas emissions.