The alternative to animal leather is called "cactus leather"
leather products "green stuff" slowly but surely find their way to the consumer. Be it as the interior of Mercedes research cars, as handbags, wallets, accessories or as key rings. Cactus Leather is as serious alternative to animal leather on the rise.
Sustainable alternatives are often tried and tested
While heavy metals such as chromium are used to preserve animal skins, Production of cactus leather no toxic chemicals are used.
Cacti are a renewable resource and in contrast to leather production, one of the most water-intensive industries in the world, just a little water.
The versatile artificial leather, which has been used as an alternative to leather by most fashion manufacturers, is also not sustainable. The imitation plastic is mostly made from petroleum and contains substances that are not biodegradable.
THEREFORE, PLANT-BASED MATERIAL MADE FROM CACTUS IS A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO LEATHER!
Cactus-based animal-free leather is highly breathable and durable. The material is also particularly resistant and flexible at the same time.
Visually, cactus leather is in no way inferior to real leather
Cactus leather was invented by the two Mexicans Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez.
After working on the development for two years, they founded the start-up Desserto in 2019.
The founders were previously active in the furniture, automotive and fashion industries and wanted to invent an organic leather alternative that would have less impact on the environment. The aspect of sustainability was particularly important to them.Desserto now supplies fashion companies and Start-up company with cactus leather who then manufacture products from it.
THE SWISS COMPANY ZOCCOLILLO
What does cactus leather have to do with the name "Zoccolillo".?
Eveline Zoccolillo, a thoroughbred entrepreneur, family manager and known for striving for timeless quality, founded Zoccolillo fashion in 2016.
You strive for the highest quality materials to combine with craftsmanship, Eveline has to her personal mission made.
In search of alternative materials Eveline became aware of the cactus leather alternative thanks to a post on "10-vor-10".
Without further ado, she ordered samples from Desserto and tested the material for wear, sweat and movement. The result was phenomenal!
We know Eveline personal and are themselves enthused from i her girl power as of hers Cactus Leather Assortment.
Only the best quality, guaranteed without child labor and demonstrably made from naturally degradable materials are used for processing.
The suppliers, the designers, you as the manufacturer and above all them customers are with the Kaktus products are already very satisfied today .
Eveline is already testing other natural materials as an alternative to animal leather.
So it remains exciting!
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