Vegan Leather

Sustainable and vegan leather alternative. Strong, supple and soft to touch, plant-based Desserto leather provides a range of industries with a sustainable alternative to animal leather.

Two Mexicans, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, have created an eco-friendly leather made from cactus. They want to reduce animal deaths, save water and change the local textile industry.

Made from prickly pear cactus, the vegan leather requires very little water to produce, and the cactus itself doesn’t need water to grow. The leather’s durability means anything made from it should have a minimum of a ten-year life span. And its innate flexibility could help reduce waste in production in any industry.