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Towards an ever circular economy: the Kialma by K-Loop collection

14 May 2024 - 6 minutes de lecture
14 May 2024 - 6 minutes de lecture
14 May 2024 - 6 minutes reading
14 May 2024 - 6 minutes reading
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14 May 2024 - 6 minutos de leitura
14 May 2024 - 6 minuti di lettura

We’ve talked to you plenty of times about K-Loop: how it came about, how it got off the ground, the collections that have grown out of this great project and its ambitions for the future.

The story began with a tote bag made from fabric scraps and recycled materials, and continued with the Tracking collection.

KIMOOD and K-Up, the luggage and headwear brands in the KARIBAN BRANDS group, are flying the flag for this magnificent initiative, launched by Matteo Borri, who is responsible for these brands.

Today, as in the future, the ambition of the K-Loop project is to take the circular economy one step further.

We are proud to announce K-Loop’s news for 2024: the Kialma collection from KIMOOD. Top-of-the-range business luggage, recycled materials and, above all, total transparency throughout the manufacturing process.

Discover the world of Kialma, from the brand’s commitment to the environment to the features of its products, which are already available on our TopTex website!


The Kialma by K-Loop collection commitments

100% recycled polyester

The materials that pollute the least are those that already exist! It was a foregone conclusion and one that guided the choice of fibres for the products in the Kialma collection.

Polyester was an obvious choice, for all its advantages: a yarn that is both supple and resistant, and which can be used to create an easy-care fabric. So, to combine quality and eco-responsibility, the KIMOOD teams chose to use “post-consumer” polyester from recycled plastic (PET) bottles.

The result? A garment that generates less CO₂ and uses less water than virgin polyester.

100% transparency

Aware™ tracers are added to these recycled polyesterfibres. This technology allows microscopic particles to be incorporated into the fibre, the famous tracers that can be detected by a scanner.

This technology makes it possible to create a unique digital passport for each product. And to make sure this passport is tamper-proof, it’s stored on the blockchain.

A QR code on each piece allows the user to track and control every stage of the manufacturing process. Complete transparency!

100% vegan

All the items in the Kialma collection are EVE VEGAN®certified . This means that the design respects the fundamental principles of veganism: respect for animals, human health and the environment. This certification is checked and issued by EXPERTISE VEGANE EUROPE. Kialma styles are therefore guaranteed 100% vegan, free from animal substances of any kind.

Eco-responsible AND premium business luggage

A collection that perfectly combines innovation, eco-responsibility and trends: a sober design with clean lines, functional and timeless products… that’s what characterises the Kialma collection.

The 11 products in the range are all designed to be both practical and durable, in every sense of the word.

Backpacks, crossbody bags, document bags and computer saddlebags, bum bags and even vanity cases are all available to kit out professionals on a business trip.

They’re sure to delight managers of boutiques specialising in ready-to-wear and business accessories, but that’s not all!

For ultra-premium gifts for suppliers or employees, these pieces are perfect. They can be subtly customised with embroidered initials or even a 3D patch or crest for added impact.



KIALMA by K-loop waistbag

This chic, discreet fanny pack is small in size but big on storage capacity. A zipped back pocket lets you slip in your most precious essentials, like a credit card.



KIALMA by K-loop shoulder bag

For those who’d like a little more storage space, this crossbody bag is ideal. 2 zipped compartments and a front pocket, for a total capacity of 2L!



KIALMA by K-loop toiletry bag

Compact and well thought-out, this toiletry bag is perfect for everyone. Several pockets for all your products. And with its carrying handles, it’s easy to slip into a suitcase or bag.

A carefully designed collection, down to the smallest detail

Depending on the intended use, storage capacity needs or simply the habits and preferences of each individual, the Kialma range combines all the basics of business luggage.

The teams who worked on the design and manufacture of each piece took care to think about all the tiny details that make a big difference.

Ergonomics, design, capacity, inner pockets, secure and standardised fastenings… let’s take a closer look at the features of the products in the collection:

A super-optimised18L of space , thanks to a range of compartments and inner pockets, including a padded holder for a tablet or 15″ laptop that won’t get damaged.

With a secure back pocket and padded straps , this backpack is comfortable, practical and durable. It’s made from 24 recycled plastic bottles!



KIALMA by K-loop business/travel backpack



KIALMA by K-loop backpack

What about one of our favourite models? The versatile backpack and saddlebag, with removable straps and a side handle. Of course, there are always compartments inside to keep the bag’s contents organised. The added bonus is an external type C connector, with an internal cable forplugging in a power bank to recharge your devices!

Essential for two- or three-day business trips! Its key features: a long crossbody strap with a padded shoulder for extra comfort, and metal feet under the bag so you can put it down without worrying about damaging it. It took a modern, timeless design, 42L capacity and 27 reused plastic bottles to create this travel bag.



Kialma Travel bag



Key ring with tape

Simple and effective are the watchwords for this computer pouch, which gets straight to the point. A padded inner, an internal pocket and a loop for hanging a coloured ribbon. Available in 15 shades, from bright to more restrained, the ribbon will add a unique touch to this easy-to-personalise pouch!

Customisation ideas:

  • a logo flocked on a backpack, to be worn on the tube, on a date, walking in the street or out riding a bike …. guaranteed visibility for the brand or company
  • the owner’s first name embroidered in handwritten letters on the vanity case, a little nod that the owner will love
  • a PVC badge with a subtle retro style, to decorate a weekend bag and make it right on trend

KIMOOD wanted this new collection of professional luggage to be elegant, contemporary, practical, unisex and, above all, responsible.

This has been achieved with the Kialma range, in which nothing has been left to chance.

From ergonomic design to finish, size, appearance and composition, KIMOOD continues to create unique, traceable and sustainable products.

In short, once again KARIBAN BRANDS has confirmed its commitment to the future.

Discover this third collection from the K-Loop collaborative project – it definitely won’t be the last!

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