As we are trying to become more sustainable and conscious about our choices, one of the main things to consider is the material of items that we buy. From clothing to accessories, we are given endless options of what to choose. And the most fascinating thing, in this case, is that there are more and more companies who can suggest a sustainable alternative to such fabric as real leather. We already presented some of these brands in our previous blog posts where we talked about pineapple and grape leathercactus leather and mycelium leather made by Mylo. But did you know that there so many other great alternatives from which fake leather goods can be produced? 

Bananatex or waterproof material for your sustainable handbag. The materials are made from banana plants that help to create durable and high-quality material.

Fruitleather Rotterdam proves that mango is not only good in smoothies but can also be used in making beautiful materials and this way stopping food waste.

Malai makes materials that are “completely vegan product and as such you could even eat it”. Products such as shoes, bags, wallets, etc., made from Malai are water-resistant and sustainable as they are made from bacterial cellulose that is grown with the help of coconut waste.

Leap by Beyond Leather provides us with plant-based leather made from apple waste. They produce high-quality, rich looking material using waste that is left from juice and cider production to create next best thing in vegan material manufacturing.

Orange Fiber is the first brand in the world that creates materials from citrus fruit waste. They already proved this material to be innovative and sustainable by collaborating with brands such as H&M and Salvatore Ferragamo. 

Mirum is focused on creating eco footwear and accessories from plant-based materials. By asking a very simple and yet important question, why people are drawn to plastic, their main purpose is to make new beautiful things from already existing materials.

Tômtex is combining two very different things to create desirable fabrics: seashell waste and coffee grounds. Also, great news for those who love exotic leather: Tômtex already found a way how to create vegan leather that imitates exotic animal skin.  

May 16, 2021

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