LIGHTNESS WITH LOW IMPACT
INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW BIOLIGHT COLLECTION
The fragility of life on our planet and its interlinked ecosystems is being brought into sharp focus by current events. For us at QWSTION, taking maximum responsibility at each step of the process is always at the forefront of our minds. Our new line of lightweight bags, the BioLight-Collection, showcases the best of our technical and sustainable material developments so far, leaving the lightest possible footprint on the environment.
Our goal of full circularity is guided by a deep respect for the wellbeing of our planet, animals and humans. A major recent milestone was our release of Bananatex®, a revolutionary biodegradable material material made from Abacá banana plants that grow naturally in the Philippine highlands. In 2018, we launched our signature Bananatex® range, the Minimal Collection, created from zero-waste patterns that showcases the fabric’s strong and durable qualities.
Now our continued explorations in material development have resulted in a completely new range of lightweight bags – made from Bananatex® combined with a pioneering technical fabric made for minimal weight and minimal impact: BioLight. Made from plants and leather-free, the new line integrates our learnings from our Minimal Collection – offering a distinct alternative to the synthetic petroleum-based materials lightweight bags tend to be constructed from.
THE BIOLIGHT COLLECTION
The BioLight Collection’s three bucket bags – the first styles of their kind in the QWSTION range – integrate circular thinking from the get-go. The collection’s shell fabric is made from 100 % natural and biodegradable fibres: Bananatex® forms the structure of each bag, complemented by our new super lightweight, high-density BioLight organic cotton textile, made water-resistant thanks to a natural wax coating.
Available in three sizes – Mini, Small and Medium – the BioLight Collection’s modern bucket shapes allow for easy access and secure fastening thanks to quick release top opening hardware. In addition to our trademark multiple carrying options, the two larger sizes feature a detachable interior laptop compartment. All metal parts, including YKK zippers, buckles and key hooks, are made from recyclable lightweight aluminium, allowing each BioLight bag to be taken apart and recycled completely at the end of its life.
Each style comes in three colourways inspired by lightweight creatures of the sky: Raven, Heron and Robin – as captured by Zurich photographer Yves Bachmann in a dramatically contrasting editorial shoot.