Our Materials

It is important for us not to use leather made from animals. However, many alternative leather options such as PVC can be toxic to the environment and to your health. Apple leather was the perfect option as not only is it 100% vegan and animal-cruelty free, it is also a bio-based material consisting of a whopping 66% apple waste. Along with its sustainable perks it is also durable, breathable, UV resistant, and hypoallergenic.

Apple Leather

Apple leather is a bio-based leather alternative made with waste recovered from the fruit juice industry. Our apple leather is made from 66% apple waste mixed with recycled polyurethane making it a 100% biodegradable and recycled material. It is of course vegan and cruelty-free.

How It's Made

  • Apples are harvested from an orchard in Bolzano, a valley nestled among hills and vineyards set in the Northern Italy. 
  • After juicing, the peels are set aside.
  • The apple peels are then ground into a fine powder.
  • The powder is mixed with harmless, non-toxic, organic pigment and transforms into bio-based leather.

Recycled Polyester

The lining of our bags, the woven straps and our hairbands are made from recycled polyester. This material is derived from plastic water bottles which is great way to divert plastic from our landfills.

How It's Made

R-PET requires 86% less water, consumes 70% less energy and produces 75% fewer CO2 emissions than regular virgin polyester.

1. It is made by melting down existing plastic

2. re-spinning it into new polyester fibre.