5 Unbelievable alternatives to animal leather

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Bag made from teak leaves by Mleaf

 

MUSKIN

This biodegradable vegetal leather develop by Grado Zero is extracted from mushroom caps and tanned with chemical free methods, is softer than suede, breathable, pliable and water repellant.

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Muskin. Image from Ecouterre

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Bag made from Muskin. Image from Ecouterre

 

PINEAPPLE

Dr Carmen Hinojosa is the creator of Piñatex and CEO of Ananas Anam. Piñatex is an alternative to leather material made by pineapple leaf fibres. It is soft, pliable and strong. It is certified as “Vegan Fashion Label” by PETA and received their Innovation Award in 2015.

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Rakin boots made from Piñatex by NAE

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Espadrilles made from Piñatex by Caretes

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Handbag made from Piñatex by Vegemoda

 

CORK

I have already talked about cork in this post. But I did`nt want to leave it out of this list. You can see some examples made from Pelcor, a big portuguese company that made everything from cork, since accesories, shoes, etc.

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Cork bag by Pelcor

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Cork dog collar by Pelcor

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Cork Apron by Pelcor

 

CEREAL

Opificiov is a vegan shoe brand made in Italy that is making shoes using non food cereals. This is something innovative. It has the Vegan Approved from PETA.

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Vegan leather sandals by Opificiov

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Vegan leather clutch by Opificiov

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Vegan leather heels by Opificiov

 

LEAVES

Since 2004 Mleaf, a thai company, has been creating accesories made from Tong Tung Teak leaves and selling around the world their products. It is an eco friendly material with a unique and colorful result.

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Teak leaves bag by Mleaf

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Teak Leaves bag by Mleaf

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Teak leaves bag by Mleaf

 

What do you think about these options? Do you know another alternatives? Please leave a comment.

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