Although the city of Salzburg itself is more famous for being the birthplace of the musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it is the Alpendorf Snow Park that lies above the city that draws the majority of today's youth to the area during the winter seasons. The self-professed 'freestyler's paradise' is certainly Austria's, and arguably one of Europe's foremost areas to practise and hone freestyle skills on skis or snowboards. Right in the heart of the Snow Space Salzburg Ski Resort, the park has been designed to ensure quick development of participants. It is regularly re-shaped and new angles are built in order to constantly reinvent the landscape and provide new challenges for frequent users. These hugely creative undulations are all carefully planned to induce maximum hang time and therefore increase the capacity for you to perfect the special move you've been practising. The length of the course is circa one kilometre and offers more than 30 obstacles, 10 kickers, with a jumps/jibs rate of about 40/60. A special chill-out platform with WiFI hotspot also allows for people to congregate, to talk about their runs, and to watch friends as they ride down the mountain. And while the park has been created to challenge even the ablest of riders with its challenging jumps and jibs that you can come onto with high speed, it also caters to beginners and those who need smaller jumps and boxes to aid them on their journey to mastering their skills. With this range, we have sought to encapsulate the free-spirited nature of Alpendorf and the kind of lifestyle that the park promotes and helps protect. The result is a sports-casual range that is truly modern and provides the perfect option for those 'bon vivant' types who like to remain on the go and flexible.
As the world changes, so do we need to change with it. With the undeniable effects of climate change plain for us all to see, it is time that we all step up our game to ensure that future generations can continue enjoying a safe natural environment to thrive in. As a result, continuing our long-standing commitment to social responsibility, RIVACASE, as a company, is taking further steps to maintain our standing as market leaders in environmental sustainability. With the fundamental mission of reducing the environmental impact of all our products, we have extended our Alpendorf range with eco-conscious bags and backpacks made from sustainable and ethically sourced materials.
ECO-FRIENDLY RPET polyester
To produce this eco-conscious collection, we created high-quality ECO-FRIENDLY fabrics manufactured using RPET polyester made from multiple used plastic bottles that ordinarily end up in a landfill or the ocean. Plastic bottles were processed into flakes, then melted down, re-spun into yarn, and ultimately woven into a variety of different fabrics. This groundbreaking method is one that rejects the ethos of 'fast fashion,' and instead offers a vision for the future in how we should, and need to create things in order to better protect the environment, and manage climate change.
We replaced our regular RIVACASE rubberized label stitched inside each item with a special textile loop with a RIVACASE logo on it to make it more eco-friendly. It is this kind of attention to detail that speaks to our commitment. We have left nothing out when considering how this product reflects a new, and more socially and environmentally conscious approach to manufacturing. We at RIVACASE are proud of our stance on this issue, and we welcome all other companies to follow us in this journey towards creating a better future that protects not only those currently alive, but future unborn generations.
One of the things that really bothers us here at RIVACASE is the continuance of certain companies to use wasteful and unsustainable styles of packaging. In the pursuit of short term profits, this lazy method creates a huge amount of waste and uses up vast amounts of oil in the production of plastics that ultimately often end up in our oceans. It really is a lose-lose situation. We instead believe in sustainable packaging, and, in our case, we use 100% eco-friendly kraft paper and print with naturally derived soy ink, so that we reduce the hugely harmful effects of plastic waste.
100% eco-friendly kraft paper
We use 100% eco-friendly kraft paper to produce packaging for our eco-conscious collections. Kraft paper degrades naturally within a few weeks, decomposing just like leaves that fall off a tree. It leaves no impact on the environment, as kraft paper can be recycled for use in new packaging. This is the kind of method that will have a dramatic effect upon our oceans and natural environment. The huge amounts of plastic that end up in our seas cause massive issues for wildlife and often end up going into the food chain. 100% eco-friendly kraft paper does none of these things, and is also lovely to handle.
Printed with soy ink
As an eco-conscious manufacturer, we have also extensively researched the printing process, including interviewing and visiting our suppliers to ensure they adhere to the highest standards of sustainability. It’s for this reason that we have specifically decided to use soy-based ink in packaging printing. This means that we are making sure that at every stage of the process we are maintaining our socially and environmentally conscious approach and are not allowing shortcuts to be made by other suppliers further along the chain.
The updated Alpendorf series is created in classic harmony with the values of RIVACASE. Indispensable accessories for everyday use, working in perfect harmony with society's wider ecological ambitions. Thin reflective elements and fabric have been carefully constructed from recycled bottles to create a collection for conscious citizens, for those who, being discreet, stand out in the crowd. Aware, intricate, and environmentally concerned - it is the style for the big urban jungle.
This collection will suit any metropolitan, international travelling, business orientated person. We all need, in all walks of life, to demonstrate that we are doing our level best to help limit the effects of catastrophic climate change. It is no longer socially acceptable not to do this. And what better way to start to make just a small difference than making sure the things we purchase are in concert with those aims. However, just because you are doing this, does not mean that the products bought need to be suboptimal. These items here might be advanced in terms of their Eco-awareness, but they sacrifice nothing in the way of style and sophistication.
There is no doubt that one of the most important aspects of a modern bag is its ability to keep the water out, and your items that are inside, safe and dry. Our electronic items are simply too crucial and still, until technology improves, too susceptible to moisture, to take any chances with. That is why we have made sure that this Alpendorf collection comes with its own water-repellent fabric so that no matter what the weather is looking like outside, you can rest assured that all of your items will remain safe when getting from A to B.
LIGHT REFLECTIVE ZIPPER
For many of us, biking has just become a part of our day-to-day lives. Not only is it a simple and quick way to get about, but also is very eco-friendly given the zero carbon that is emitted (at least post-production of the bicycle). As a result, we wanted to make sure that you were kept as safe as possible on your trips whether on a bike or when simply walking down the pavement or crossing a road, by giving this collection a light reflective zipper to help oncoming traffic catch sight of you. This aspect will also help you locate that zipper pocket a little easier as things get darker.
Contrasting blue inner lining
One thing that can really irritate any of us is the difficulty of trying to track something down in your bag, especially when you are in a rush. Even the most careful and neat of packers will find themselves in situations when they can’t track down that troublesome pair of keys or that pen or whatever they might need at that particular moment. That is why we have made the considered decision to make sure that this Alpendorf range comes with its own contrasting blue inner lining to help you locate whatever it is that you may need at a moment's notice.
Durable RIVACASE plastic pullers
If you buy a cheaply made bag with poorly made materials, you will end up with cheap and poor results, of that there is no doubt. We at RIVACASE completely reject this approach and instead wish to create long-lasting products that our customers can cherish for years to come. One aspect of bags that always seem to break first are the pullers. That is why we have made sure that the pullers on this Alpendorf range are well-made durable pullers that are not going to let you down even if you handle them in a robust way.
7523 ECO Laptop backpack 13.3-14"
This active-style urban backpack is created for laptops which measure up to 13.3-14" in dimensions. It is made of high-quality water-resistant material that is perfect for orientating yourself round any concrete jungle. Manufactured using ECO-FRIENDLY RPET polyester made from multiple used plastic bottles that ordinarily end up in a landfill or the ocean, it is a perfect backpack for anyone who works within an environmentally concerned framework. The equivalent of 8 × 500ml plastic bottles is used in the production of each backpack, making it a beautiful example of recycling materials into a long-lasting, durable product.
7531 ECO Laptop bag 15.6-16"
This laptop bag measures up to 15.6-16'' in dimension. It is an active-style urban bag made of high-quality water-resistant material. This bag, made of recycled materials, has padded sides to provide extra protection from accidental damage. The main compartment features an additionally protected neoprene hanging laptop compartment and an inner zipped section for documents. A front zipped pocket with a reflective zipper for a smartphone, business cards and accessories is also provided. Dual zipper pulls make for quick and easy access. And a comfortable soft handle and shoulder straps with softened bands will make you feel comfortable even during the longest journey.
7561 ECO Laptop backpack 15.6-16"
This Alpendorf laptop backpack is up to 15.6-16" in dimension and is manufactured using ECO-FRIENDLY RPET polyester made from multiple used plastic bottles that ordinarily end up in a landfill or the ocean. So not only are you provided with a fully ergonomic and versatile bag, but you are also protecting the environment in using it. The equivalent of 12 × 500ml plastic bottles is used in the production of each backpack! It comes with side pockets for a water bottle/umbrella, a comfortable soft handle, shoulder straps with softened bands, and a strap management system that prevents excess strap material from dangling.
7569 ECO Laptop backpack 17.3"
This Alpendorf active-style urban laptop backpack made of high-quality water-resistant material is 17.3" in dimension. It is the perfect addition to anyone that takes seriously our collective effort to help the environment, given the fact that this backpack is manufactured using ECO-FRIENDLY RPET polyester made from multiple used plastic bottles that ordinarily end up in a landfill or the ocean. The equivalent of 14 × 500ml plastic bottles is used in the production of each backpack. In addition to this, the backpack features a spacious storage compartment for daily clothes for short trips and a front zipped pocket with a reflective zipper for a smartphone, business cards and accessories.