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WHY: Hip-hip-hooray for luggage that is well-built and diverts plastic from landfills!
This duffle bag has inline wheels, a retractable hide-away handle, and a roomy main compartment. Carry as a duffle or a roller bag and let the exploring begin.
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Sherpani spent considerable time and effort to find a more responsible material for their luggage collection. Their Meridian luggage is made from a special blend of plastic that can be melted down and recycled an infinite number of times.
Sherpani has been an industry leader in the use of recycled fabrics, non-toxic dyes, fair labor agreements, and chemical restrictions long before these practices were made mainstream by B-Corp and Bluesign. Sherpani factories are regularly certified by Elevate Limited. Elevate Limited audits and addresses labor and social compliance and environmental impacts. All Sherpani vendors must agree to Sherpani’s strict Code of Conduct contract covering child labor, forced labor, harassment or abuse, fair wages, hours and overtime, non-discrimination, and freedom of association.
Sherpani believes that healthy marine ecosystems are vital to human health and the enjoyment of our planet. They started the Blue Verve Project in 2009, which is dedicated to reducing ocean plastic by developing new recycled or repurposed fabrics, and donating proceeds to marine clean-up projects.
Sherpani supports the Scholarship Program for Ethnic Minority Girls in Vietnam through the VinaCapital Foundation, which provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged young women in Vietnam. They also support Heartbeat Vietnam, which funds life-saving heart operations for financially disadvantaged women and children in Vietnam. Last, Sherpani works with Boulder County’s (Colorado) Emergency Family Assistance Association, which is a provider of housing and food for vulnerable women and children experiencing homelessness, abuse, and poverty.