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Mango Leather Handbags

Luxtra's Mango Collection Shares Vegan Leather Accessories Made from Fruit

— February 20, 2020 — Eco
Luxtra's upcoming Mango Collection will be introducing vegan leather accessories made from discarded mangoes sourced from supermarkets. The collection of sustainable handbags boasts elegant designs in embossed mango "leather," which is described as a durable and leather-like.

On these accessories, Luxtra is working with Dutch company FruitLeather Rotterdam, which mashes and boils mangos before spreading them out to dry to create usable, bacteria-free sheets of material that can be shaped into stylish designs.

While many consumers are concerned about investing in cruelty-free products, they are conscious about avoiding animal-free products that are simply made with plastic-based materials. As a result, a variety of innovatively crafted plant-based materials are emerging. Previously, Luxtra has worked with Piñatex and Frumat, both fruit-based vegan leathers.


Image Credit: Luxtra
Trend Themes
1. Fruit-based Vegan Leather - The rise of fruit-based vegan leather offers innovation opportunities to companies looking to cater to conscious consumers who want sustainable and cruelty-free products.
2. Sustainable Handbags - The popularity of sustainable handbags made from animal-free materials presents an opportunity for businesses to tap into the growing demand for environmentally friendly and ethical fashion.
3. Circular Economy - The use of discarded fruit to create usable material for handbags highlights the potential for circular economy opportunities and sustainable solutions in the fashion industry.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Luxtra's Mango Collection is an example of how fashion companies can leverage plant-based materials to meet the demands of conscious consumers for sustainable, cruelty-free products.
2. Food - Companies in the food industry can explore opportunities to repurpose food waste and create usable and sustainable materials for other industries, such as fashion.
3. Sustainability - The emergence of fruit-based vegan leather and sustainable handbags demonstrates the potential for sustainable innovation in various industries to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly and ethical products.
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