Nothing says good taste and refined living like bespoke stationery and fine luggage. Since correspondence these days is increasingly digital the former is becoming less and less common. However, the well-heeled adventurer still relies on quality luggage that will be both practical and fashionable.
Rimowa has been manufacturing suitcases and travel goods since 1898 so the heritage behind the brand is something in and of itself. The fact that their timeless designs, blending the elements of utility and style in a way only a German company can, remain sought after in the travel world is another testament to their relevance. As such, their new Bossa Nova line of premium luggage has already begun to generate a stir.
The Bossa Nova line’s forest green exterior, made of extra-durable polycarbonate with leather trimmed details, is manufactured in the company’s Brazilian factories in commemoration of the World Cup taking place in Rio this year. It is exclusively available in the Brazilian market until the World Cup’s conclusion, at which time it will be released worldwide. The leather trim is available in tone-on-tone green to match the rest of the bag or in natural colored tan, offering a rich contrast reminiscent of the safari baggage of yesteryear. Either option will surely generate compliments from airport staff, porters, and friends alike. Various sizes, from large checked pieces to carry-on bags to small train cases, are available.
Perhaps the biggest news regarding this line, however, is the fact that a portion of profits from this line’s sales will be donated to the Saúde e Alegria charity. Saúde e Alegria works to protect the Amazon Rainforest by promoting eco-friendly development in the region. They also take into account the local communities that would be impacted by development and promote social awareness as well. Each bag purchased even include’s book on Amazonian flora by Margaret Mee, titled “”Amazon: Flowers of the Amazon Forests””.
The Bossa Nova line demonstrates how a large corporation can give back to communities that are often poorly affected by globalization and industrialization. Rimowa chooses to give back with a little style and functionality thrown into the mix. No one would argue against that.”