What You Need to Know About Plant-Based Leather
The problem with food waste can be solved in many ways. Solutions on how to make sure food is accessible to those who need it must be considered.
Nevertheless, there is also food waste that is not for human consumption such as mango and apple peels. These can be used to make plant-based leather. Continue reading to know more about vegan leathers.
The material used for making apple leather comes from thrown apple skins from compost businesses and fruit juice industries. In 2016, the fruit juice industry discarded 1.4 million tons of apple peel.
With all that waste, what can be done to these apple peels? Then, apple leather was created. The apple peels are mixed with other biomaterials, water-based PU, and recycled materials. The sturdy leather produced has a texture that is comparable to other vegan leathers.
It might be hard for you to think how apple leather will look in a bag. You will be surprised to know that bags made from apple leather-look quite amazing.
Mangoes are yummy but can be problematic when it comes to waste. Because mangoes are delicate, they need to be manually harvested and carefully delivered. They also become soft quite fast. In Kenya, there was a report that over 60% of the mangoes go to waste. In Senegal, 50% to 70% of their mangoes go to waste.
Some brands have created elegant bags from discarded mangoes. They work with supermarkets to get mangoes that are thrown away. They can manufacture faux leather by mixing mangoes and water-based PU technology.