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Tropicfeel’s sustainable travel backpack features Hyosung eco fibres

Eco-friendly Shell backpack and wardrobe system is made with Hyosung’s GRS certified 100% recycled regen fibres.

15th February 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Barcelona, Spain & Seoul, South Korea

Sustainable, Sports/​Outdoor

Tropicfeel, a company that focuses on using upcycled materials, natural fabrics and compostable packaging that is built around an on-demand business model, has become a huge hit with travellers spanning the globe who care about the earth, and want to simplify their lives. The company’s Shell travel backpack, made with Hyosung’s sustainable materials, was co-created with its community of over 5000 travellers and has raised nearly US$ 2 million in pre-orders on Kickstarter this Autumn.

Designed for urban exploration and outdoor adventures, the Shell backpack and wardrobe system features a minimalist 3-in-1 adaptable design that seamlessly transitions to suit the commuter, weekender, and traveller by transforming into three different sizes: compressed 22L, normal 30L and expanded 40L.

The weatherproof backpack is made with Hyosung’s portfolio of recycled performance fibres, one of which is the first 100% recycled elastane worldwide - creora regen. The Shell travel pack features Hyosung’s Mipan regen nylon and creora regen elastane both made with 100% reclaimed waste, in addition to regen polyester and regen cotna made from 100% post-consumer waste - all of which help save valuable resources from being removed from the earth.

“Tropicfeel’s Shell backpack is the first product to incorporate all three of our recycled regen fibres into a design,” said Mike Simko, Global Marketing Director, Hyosung Textiles. “We are proud to join forces with such and innovative, young company that is growing like gangbusters and has developed such an interactive and adventurous community.”

“We are travel lovers and we want to make responsible travel the norm,” said Alberto Espinós, Tropicfeel CEO & Founder. “We’re offering unmatched versatility, access, organization, and everyday aesthetics.”

Tropicfeel’s Shell is available for pre-order on its website.

Hyosung is a comprehensive fibre manufacturer that produces world-class products, providing innovation and solutions to the textile industry. Hyosung’s creora elastane is the world’s largest elastane brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fibre offerings supported by exceptional technology and quality. Mipan nylon and specialty polyester provide functional and sustainable fibre solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market.

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