“I’ve been thrown a skitouring skin and it sticked to my pants. So I thought: what if I make a belt?”.
Mario, Skinalp co-founder
- 2 skitouring lovers
- 1 brillant idea
- Some creativity and manual skills
- The attention to recycle and reuse
Everything was born at the feet of Monte Bianco, in Aosta Valley, surrounded by amazing panoramas.
How Skinalp was born
Skinalp project was born in Aosta Valley from those who always lived in touch with the mountains and their uncountable aspects.
Its uniqueness consists in using the production waste of skitouring skins as core product.
This idea finds its roots in the education and attention of those people who always paid attention to recycle, reuse and sustainability.
It has been, and it keeps on being, a wonderful path, which weave together people, knowledge and professionality that perfectly fit in this project.
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Unique piece: from a simple but unique idea, handmade and customizable.
Reuse/Recycle: Skinalp cares about environmental impact. Pomoca, world leader in skin's production, provides us of its processing waste. This is how we help them with their Corporate Social Responsibility program. Skinalp is giving a second life to this material.
Quality: all the parts are 100 % Made in Italy (except for the skins, Made in Switzerland), synonym of quality. Skins are extremely resistant and washable.
"Local value chain": production’s costs optimisation and low impact on the environment.
Social responsibility: The loyalty toward Sanonani Onlus is stimulating and essential for our work; its goal is to help some Nepalese children through the management of a children’s house near Kathmandu and, after the 2015 earthquake, it also helps in rebuilding the destroyed houses.