Vegan leather is a common material in the fashion industry, but BM Leather has been created by designer Mi Zhou as a new environmentally conscious material that could transform the market. Created for Stella McCartney, the material is a 100% environmentally friendly, chemical-free and animal-friendly product that's made from beer mash, which is a byproduct of the beer brewing process. The material is inherently natural, helps divert components that are otherwise waste and will actually help to fertilize the earth after disposal for a closed loop final product.
The BM Leather material is capable of being dyed an array of different colors and could be used for make a wide array of fashion products. The material speaks to an increased demand for sustainable fashion products as consumers become more aware of the industry's effect on the environment.