Apple is steadily working towards their goal of net zero carbon by the year 2030, but it was still surprising to hear that they are removing the use of leather as a material for all their accessories during the Apple Keynotes event recently. Not too shocking for the average consumer, but what does this mean for the Apple Watch x Hermes collaboration?
The partnership, which began in 2015, is the result of a mutual love for beautiful design and exceptional know-how. Hermes – a maison known for its leather craftsmanship and artistry – started its empire making leather saddles, but that reputation for leather artistry now sits atop thousands upon thousands of Birkins, Kellys and Constances.
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With its reputation for high-quality leather, and Apple’s decision to discontinue the use of leather in its accessories, you’d be quick to assume that this meant the end of the partnership. The good news: Hermes has a wide range of watch band designs for Apple’s new Series 9 watches. Instead of focusing on the use of leather, the Apple Watch Hermes Series 9 bands spotlight the use of technical innovation and materials like webbing, knit, and rubber to show off meticulous designs and artistry.
We show you what’s in store.
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