Why our bags are made of Neoprene

Why our bags are made of Neoprene - Lily Rose Collection

Here at The Lily Rose Collection,

Luxury is our hallmark; and when developing our collection of bags, we wanted to provide high-quality, durable and stylish bags suitable for all stages of life. After much research & tribulations - we settled on the wonderful material called NEOPRENE.


What is Neoprene?

Neoprene is a material made from the natural latex of rubber trees, and is one of the most widely used materials around, particularly known for its use in swimsuits. It is often also used for laptop sleeves, bottle holders, orthopaedic braces, sportswear, mouse pads, gloves, lunch bags, electrical insulation, automative fan belts & fire protection accessories to name a few.

Neoprene is created via the polymerisation of chloroprene, which links single molecules into multi-unit molecules to create polychloroprene chips. These are then melted & mixed with various foaming agents and pigments, before being baked so the mixtures expand and create stable sheets of Neoprene.

Being made of rubber, it is a highly durable material that can stretch, bend and quickly return to it's original shape. This is because rubber molecules are always moving & pulling each other to form structured molecular chains. Creases formed from folding for long periods of time will therefore smoothen out when kept straight. The manufacturing process also involves high levels of heat which results in a clean, antibacterial material.

Neoprene is not only a durable investment, but is also resistant to chemicals & corrosive mediums, thermally stable & waterproof.


Why choose Neoprene for our handbags?

As discussed above, Neoprene has great elasticity, durability, antibacterial properties & is water-resistant, making it the perfect material for our high-quality, durable luxury lifestyle bags.

Suitable for all stages of life, this material is insulating for baby bottles, drinks & food, it stretches to allow for all your daily necessities & more, and is machine washable for easy cleaning of baby spills or dirt picked up on daily adventuring.

Here at Lily Rose Collection, we are fashionistas at heart - and as much as we care about quality & durability, our favourite characteristic about Neoprene is the ability to permanently print whatever we designs we want onto it! How fabulous is this material? 

Our floral prints were photographed in Cape Town and made of locally grown blooms, pieced together to portray different qualities of women. Our local manufacturer was then able to convert these photographs into high quality prints for our bags.

Many people look to leather handbags as the ultimate luxury; however we consider Neoprene our luxury material as it is just as durable, is more versatile, elastic, easier to clean & there is no risk of animal cruelty - sustainable, beautiful, luxury!

Summarized Benefits of Neoprene:

  • Elastic
  • Durable
  • Insulating
  • Machine Washable
  • Easy to print stunning, trendy designs onto

Invest in our luxury, locally manufactured Neoprene bags today!

Mix and Match our different prints to make the collection of your dreams. 

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