cactus leather | the sustainable leather alternative made from cacti

Eco-friendly and natural!

So far, the versatile faux leather is the leather alternative most used by fashion manufacturers.

The imitation plastic is mostly made from petroleum and contains non-biodegradable substances.

Plant-based material from cactus is therefore a more sustainable alternative to leather.

Cactus Leather is made from the nopal cactus (Known as prickly pear) manufactured and applied to a cotton undersurface for stabilization.

While heavy metals such as chromium are used to preserve animal skins, No toxic chemicals are used in the production of cactus leather.

In addition, the Cacti a renewable resource and in contrast to leather production, one of the most water-intensive industries in the world, just a little water.

The nopal cactus is grown in Mexico.

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 , which is why it can be used in just as many ways:

  • from shoes
  • and bags
  • above wallets
  • dress up to
  • to car seats 

    The inventors of cactus leather

    Cactus leather was invented by the two Mexicans Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez.

    After working on the development of cactus leather for two years, they founded the start-up Desserto in 2019.

    The founders had previously worked 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 supplies fashion companies with cactus leather, which then manufacture products from it.

    The Swiss company 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 did.

    For the new cactus line Signature Eveline set up the entire production chain through her company Bolso GmbH.

    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 is with the Kaktus products very satisfied .

    Nobody is disadvantaged or even exploited.

    We know Eveline and their products personally and are themselves excited from their girl power as from the handbags, wallets, cosmetic bags and key rings made of cactus leather.

    On our shop we have a separate category for that created fantastic products .Take a look, it's worth it!

    Yours, Debbie & Dany