Samsonite OutLab presents Terrea – For the Environment

Once again, Samsonite OutLab combines its technical know-how and flair for stylish design by introducing Terrea, a new eco-friendly collection within its offer of performance outdoor travel bags.

Terrea is unique. It is a new eco-friendly line that embraces simplicity and natural beauty. This collection reflects Samsonite OutLab's personal commitment to sustainable development and to respecting the planet by ensuring that the materials and components used are recycled or reclaimed.

To begin, all fabrics used in the bags are 100% recycled. Other unique and environmentally-friendly features include: recycled foam padding throughout all back panels, handles, and shoulder straps, recycled buckles and clips, recycled wheel housings, studs, pull handles with injected wood, use of natural coconut fiber in shoulder straps, backpack straps cut directly out of the back panels to use even less material.

This is a technical, beautifully designed, yet functional line, to be used on an outdoor weekend trip, or any adventurous expedition. Great style and design, recycled and reclaimed materials, and better for the environment. Every detail has been looked at with careful attention to ensure that this collection stands out as an example of what can be created working with and for nature, to protect our great outdoors.

Samsonite has always been at the heart of the true adventurer. In 1910, when the company was founded, travel was for the brave and the intrepid – true explorers. The company's products reflected the harsh realities of travel in those days. That idea of exploration is at the heart of the latest initiative in the outdoor offer of Samsonite OutLab. True to its heritage, Samsonite OutLab presents new lines for Spring/Summer 2009 that bring modern outdoor design, contemporary style and unrivalled functionality to life. Unique and innovative technologies are introduced throughout these new collections, bringing a complete offer of outdoor travel bags made for all those adventurous outdoor exploits.

Samsonite OutLab is an official partner of the European Outdoor Trade Fair 2008 and will be presenting the summer collections there. In addition, Samsonite OutLab will be joining forces with the European Outdoor Trade Fair to promote the respect and protection of our environment by collecting and recycling all plastic slips from name holders of visitors to the show, and rewarding the participants who will be able to win a free bag from this eco-friendly Terrea collection. This is a small effort that we hope will help illustrate the fact that everyone can be involved and we all can play an important role in protecting Mother Nature and respecting our environment, even through simple actions such as this.

About Samsonite OutLab
Samsonite OutLab combines Samsonite's 98 years of heritage, unrivalled travel expertise and technical know-how with an unbeatable depth of expertise from the outdoor world. Modern outdoor design, contemporary style and unrivalled functionality and technical details ensure a unique signature. Aimed at today's everyday and professional explorer; Samsonite OutLab marries Samsonite's heritage of equipping early explorers and adventurers, applying these values and experience with modern-day travel expertise to deliver an unrivalled choice in travel outdoor performance and lifestyle bags.

About Samsonite
Samsonite is the worldwide leader in superior travel bags, luggage and accessories, combining notable style with the latest design technology and the utmost attention to quality and durability. Utilising top designer expertise from around the globe, Samsonite creates unparalleled products that fulfil the travel and lifestyle needs of the sophisticated traveller. For 98 years, Samsonite has continued to build upon its rich design heritage. Samsonite markets products under the Samsonite, Samsonite Black Label, Samsonite Outlab, Lambertson Truex, American Tourister, Lacoste and Timberland brands. Samsonite. Life's a journey.