Natural Fiber Welding introduces its concept of biodegradable leather as a counter to the downfalls of other plant-based alternatives. While searching for a cost-effective, cruelty-free material alternative, consumers and manufacturers seem to stop at the concept of plant-based. However, Natural Fiber Welding recognized that there are a few unsustainable implications to traditional manifestations of this material. For example, plant-based leather is not always entirely environmentally friendly as it is "typically made from plastics like polyurethane," uses resin or glue, or employs materials that aren't readily available.
To bridge this gap, the company is offering a fully biodegradable leather alternative called 'Mirum.' The material is made through a melding process that brings together agricultural waste particles, boasting zero use of plastic and "100% natural inputs."
Natural Fiber Welding is in the process of patenting its biodegradable leather technology.