Longchamp has struck an agreement with Neoline to transport 50% of its containers between France and the US as part of plans to cut carbon emissions in Trans-Atlantic shipping and logistics.
In a statement, Longchamp said Neoline offers a responsible and innovative maritime transport service under sail, designed for ecological and economic performance. This will allow a reduction of up to 90% of the emissions of maritime transport.
Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp President, said, “We are particularly pleased with this partnership with Neoline, which, in a very poetic way, allows us to reduce our carbon emissions.
“This project is close to my heart because my father, who developed Longchamp for more than half a century, made numerous transatlantic voyages in the 1950s which contributed to his passion for the sea.
Today, our company is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Therefore, for our collections we are increasingly using fabrics woven from recycled plastic waste.
“By giving a second life to this waste, for example plastic bottles or fishing nets, we contribute to preventing them from polluting the oceans and reducing our consumption of non-renewable resources.
“Taking advantage of a cleaner mode of transportation, such as the one offered by Neoline, allows us to go even further in this approach and to reduce our carbon footprint even more: how could we dream of a more elegant means of transportation?”