Renewed Pleather

Brands turn to fruit-based alternatives to form faux leather products

Implications - Fruit-based alternatives to leather products, or the synthetic materials most often used to make faux leather, are quickly overtaking their less eco-friendly counterparts. Innovations in the way these materials can be processed has resulted in fashion products made up of faux leather that is more genuine in feel and aesthetic. This shift ties into consumers' desire to prioritize their preferred tastes, while still aligning their purchase decisions with their values.
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Apple-Based Dog Accessories - This Vegan, Glow-in-the-Dark Dog Set is Made from Apple Leather
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Apple-Based Dog Accessories
This Vegan, Glow-in-the-Dark Dog Set is Made from Apple Leather
This vegan dog collar and leash are made from apples that glow in the dark. The apple leather was covered with a water-based, ecological glow-in-the-dark paint so customers’ dogs will be much... [More]
Apple Leather Handbags - LUCKYNELLY Makes the World's First Vegan Luxury Handbags from Fruit
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Apple Leather Handbags
LUCKYNELLY Makes the World's First Vegan Luxury Handbags from Fruit
A luxury vegan handbag made from apples? Yes, LUCKYNELLY makes designs that are 100% vegan and biodegradable. Using a sustainable, upcycling cradle-to-cradle process, apple leather is created. This... [More]
Pineapple-Based Textiles - Piñatex Makes a Vegan Leather Alternative from Pineapple Leaf Fibers
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Piñatex Makes a Vegan Leather Alternative from Pineapple Leaf Fibers
There are countless synthetic materials on the market that are used to make leather alternatives, but Piñatex is introducing another inventive option. Piñatex uses tropical fruit waste to craft... [More]
Plant-Based Wine Leathers - VEGEA Makes Alternative Leather with Fibers from Grape Skins and Seeds
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Plant-Based Wine Leathers
VEGEA Makes Alternative Leather with Fibers from Grape Skins and Seeds
VEGEA is a company that specializes in the creation of an alternative leather called “wineleather” that is made from the fibers from the skin and seeds of grapes. Because about 26... [More]
Apple Leather Heels - Veerah's Vegan Leather Shoes are Made with Fibers Extracted from Apple Peels
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Apple Leather Heels
Veerah's Vegan Leather Shoes are Made with Fibers Extracted from Apple Peels
A growing demand for cruelty-free, sustainable fashion is diversifying the number of leather alternatives on the market, with brands like Veerah contributing to this movement by producing vegan... [More]
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