Materials

The best of the best

From the smallest screw to the largest sheet polycarbonate, our team of designers and engineers scour the globe to find the best materials so that we can guarantee premium quality standards. We work closely and regularly with the industry’s leading manufacturers and artisans to find ways of making our production chain more streamlined and environmentally friendly.

First-cut, aerospace-grade polycarbonate

Engineered in Germany, Horizn signature polycarbonate is the lightweight protective casing for our entire range of smart luggage. Whereas most other brands use reconstituted or B-Grade polycarbonate, we exclusively use 100% first-cut polycarbonate for ultimate strength, durability and reliability. Our leftover polycarbonate is then reconstituted into new sheets to be recycled into other production chains.

Vegan Hi-Core

Often used in high-end sportswear, our animal-friendly fabric is waterproof, UV-resistant, incredibly durable and 100% vegan. It is more flexible and softer to the touch than tarpaulin, but will still withstand the harshest of conditions.

Hydrophobic lining

Most of our products feature a high-density hydrophobic lining to make them waterproof against rain. Our coated lining repels liquids and in doing so minimises the risk of leaks and spills soaking through. Machine washing this fabric removes the waterproof coating and is to be avoided.

Tarpaulin

Tarpaulin is a heavy-duty, PVC-coated woven textile known for its waterproofing properties. Ours is ultra-durable, UV-resistant and manufactured without animal-based products. The unique matte finish adds an urban modernity to our Gion range; tarpaulin will maintain its shape and colour over time, so you can rely on your travel buddy no matter where your travels take you.

Ballistic nylon

Our water-resistant ballistic nylon was engineered by industry experts in Taiwan. It is the same material used in flak jackets and bulletproof vests, and is waterproof when combined with our hydrophobic lining. Its high denier and tight weave ensure ultimate durability and abrasion-resistance, meaning your Kōenji product will protect your belongings, no matter what you throw at it.

Waxed canvas

Premium cotton threads soaked in a synthetic wax, then tightly woven into a heavy-duty, water-resistant canvas. The waxed finish gives an extra layer of protection against the elements, and develops a unique patina over time as a testament to your travels.

Organic Cotton

We are dedicated to sustainable and ethical fashion production, so our cotton is 100% organic and FairTrade approved. Our Travel Hoodie is crafted using an innovative new textile made from natural fibres of jade and coffee charcoal. The result is a dye-free garment, made in Europe, that dries quickly and controls moisture, ensuring you stay comfortable as you travel from one climate to the next.

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