Salvatore Ferragamo's Earth Top Handle Bag
26 April 2021

Salvatore Ferragamo’s Earth Top Handle Bag

For Earth Day 2021, Salvatore Ferragamo has launched the Earth Top Handle Bag, a variation of its iconic Top Handle Bag designed by Fiamma Ferragamo in the 1990s, made of woven cork. This dedicated bag is part of a Limited Edition series known as Ferragamo’s Creations collection, where iconic archival designs have been reissued and are made available once more. In line with this, the Earth Top Handle Bag is also limited to 500 pieces.

With the Earth Top Handle Bag, the intention was to use low-impact and  responsibly sourced materials. The Maison decided on FSC-certified cork (a natural and renewable resource that causes zero harm to trees when harvested) for the exterior, and pure linen for the interior, which itself is a natural and biodegradable material, with a zipper tape and thread made of 100% recycled and certified polyester, and water-based treatments to seal in the colour. The result? AN ISO 14067 Product Carbon Footprint certification, making it an entirely “carbon neutral” piece. To further its commitment to the environment, Salvatore Ferragamo will also be collaborating with Rete Clima, a non-profit organisation that promotes actions and projects that fights climate change, in support of the protection of Tuscan cork forests certified with PEFC standards, to reduce carbon emissions through sustainable forest management actions in the Paganico estate, which extends over 1200 hectares near Grosetto.

Authentic craftsmanship, creativity and innovation are Salvatore Ferragamo’s core values. So is sustainability. Salvatore Ferragamo, during his years of activity, was never afraid to innovate and use new materials. Today we continue to do so, with a look at the present. The experimental spirit, the Italian inventiveness, the sense of beauty and refinement, the connection between our feelings and social and environmental responsibility, are essential characteristics of our collections ~ CEO, Micaela de Divelec Lemmi ~


Image and video courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo