Mexican entrepreneurs created vegan-leather, a cruelty-free and animal-free technique of producing high-quality leather from nopal, a kind of cactus.
As global warming poses a rising threat to our world, both consumers and manufacturers are increasingly aware of the growing need for environmentally responsible products. The popularity of eco-friendly businesses is growing, and experts anticipate that we will all make this critical shift over time.
All-natural products protect families and the environment from all hazardous chemicals, enhance the quality of life in terms of mortality, age, diseases, and illnesses, and protect families and the environment.
Leather, on the other hand, may be environmentally beneficial! In recent decades, the textile industry has been confronted with a significant issue: activism against the manufacture of leather from animal hides.
Although leather is utilized in a variety of ways in the business, and many argue that it is simply a byproduct of the food/meat sector, animal activists and environmentalists strive to prevent cruelty and push for alternatives to leather.
As a result, over the years, scientists and researchers have developed various substitutes to leather, such as waxed canvas, pinatex, and leaf leather.
Nonetheless, the product developed by two Mexican entrepreneurs appears to be fully capable of filling the huge shoes!
Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, creators of Adriano Di Marti, invented Desserto! to meet the fashion criteria for toxin-free goods that may endure up to ten years.
This process produces high-quality leather from nopal, a kind of cactus. It is vegan, cruelty-free, and animal-free.
On their website, they state:
“Desserto is a highly sustainable plant-based vegan-leather manufactured from cactus that is frequently recognized by its remarkable softness at touch while providing excellent performance for a broad range of applications and meeting the most stringent quality and environmental criteria.
The goal is to provide a cruelty-free, environmentally friendly alternative that is devoid of harmful chemicals, phthalates, and PVC. Desserto, the Cactus Vegan-Leather, as a consequence, is partially biodegradable and meets the technical requirements of the fashion, leather products, furniture, and even automobile industries.”
Desserto’s ranch is completely organic, with no herbicides or pesticides utilized.
Excess cactus is packed and sold to the food sector after manufacturing. The ranch is located in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.
The two entrepreneurs want to produce vegan leather without harming animals or plants. They just cut the wide lives of cactus, not the tree or the root, and collect the leaves again after 6-8 months.
Because cactus is perennial, they only need to plant once every 8 years, but they tend to develop as many trees in the region as feasible. They also replenish the soil with bacteria and microfauna in this way.
So yet, no trees have been felled in the manufacture of Desserto. Desserto leather is only partially biodegradable and has a life expectancy of at least ten years. The firm is currently selling the vegan-leather, so you could soon be able to buy your new cactus-leather purse!
Desserto goods were featured at the International Leather Fair, Lineapelle, in October 2019 in Milan, Italy, and the firm earned widespread acclaim. Desserto piqued the curiosity of major players in a variety of leather-consuming sectors.
When it comes to manufacturers who want to use Desserto, he adds:
“Because our material is extremely sustainable and cost-competitive, and it meets needed requirements, it is a win-win situation.”
They will not only profit from establishing a high-quality, sustainable variety, but they will also gain a competitive advantage: they will contribute to environmental care and fulfill the rising need of end-consumers for ecologically friendly materials.”