The idea of a bag made of cactus can sound a bit farfetched to some, but two entrepreneurs, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, have successfully developed and showcased, at the International Leather Fair Lineapelle 2019, their vegan leather material. Made with cactus, the alternative to animal leather caught the attention of those attending the event last month in Milan, Italy. Named Desserto, the great thing about the high resistance vegan cactus leather is that it has the kind of blueprint that will appeal to the fashion, interior and car industries.
Getting To Know The Cruelty-free and Cost-competitive Leather
With the support of technologies and innovations, it took Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, both from Mexico, two years of research and effort, to be able to present a marketable product at the Milan tradeshow. With the durability of around ten years, the cactus leather’s basic features, elasticity, customizable and breathable, are similar to those of animal or synthetic leather. The features are complemented by earth-friendly traits that include being partially biodegradable and having no toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC.
The cruelty-free, cost-competitive material has been designed and developed to meet the most rigorous standards from the Aeronautic to the Fashion industries. When it comes to challenges the creators faced producing the sustainable alternative, they told FashionUnited (UK): “The biggest challenge we have encountered is finding a way to make our materials accessible for small and medium-sized companies because sometimes minimum purchase quantities are a barrier for them. This is why we always try to have an inventory so they can buy small quantities, and we are also working with potential suppliers who can make our materials available for everyone.”
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用仙人掌制成的袋子，这个想法听起来有些牵强，但两位企业家Adrián López Velarde 和Marte Cázarez
已成功开发并在 2019 年国际皮革展 Lineapelle 上展示了他们的纯素皮革材料。 用仙人掌制成的替代动
物皮革的材料引起了上个月在意大利米兰参加活动的人们的注意。 名为Desserto 的高电阻纯素仙人掌皮
在技术和创新的支持下，来自墨西哥的Adrián López Velarde 和Marte Cázarez 经过两年的研究和努力，
者们面临的生产可持续性替代品的挑战时，他们告诉 Fashion United（英国）：“我们遇到的最大挑战是