VEGEA Makes Alternative Leather with Fibers from Grape Skins and Seeds

 - Apr 26, 2017
References: vegealeather & clearlyveg
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 billion liters of wine is produced annually, there is a ton of waste from this production process that has the potential to be put to good use in many different applications. VEGEA Vegetal Leather has the ability to be used for everything from fashion and accessories to furniture and packaging, especially as an ethical, eco-friendly and fashion-forward substitute for authentic animal leather.

With a rising demand from conscious consumers for natural and synthetic alternatives to materials made from animal hides, manufacturers are developing unique leather substitutes with everything from banana fibers and mushrooms to pineapple and other beverages like kombucha.