Material: Organic Leather & Textiles


Tasty Fruit to Vegan Leather – To bring awareness and combat food waste Fruitleather Rotterdam has given wasted mangoes a new life. With every shipment of mangoes, many are deemed unsellable due to bruising or quality control. After collecting these mangoes locally, Fruitleather Rotterdam begins their process of upcycling the lost mangoes. Through a process that converts mango fibers into[...]

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The Last Box

Shipping Without the Carton – The Last Box brings to the shipping industry reusable shipping packages, eliminating the need for standard corrugated single use cardboard packaging. The Durable boxes that ship full one-way, can be seamlessly collapsed and nested for efficient reverse shipments and storage. They can be customized by dimensions, shipping label placement, color, and branding to meet[...]

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The Swag

Bags Keeping Produce at Home Fresher and Longer – By enhancing hydration, promoting breathing, and prolonging ethylene buildup, The Swag provide an optimal environment for produce to remain fresh, crisp, and healthy. With an aim to reduce food waste, The Swag are bags designed with multiple layers that each play an important role in providing hydration and breathability for produce stored within. The[...]

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Felder Felder Dresses

Sustainable Boutique Dresses – Felder Felder is a fashion and design agency headed by twin sisters Daniela and Annette Felder. Having become experts in the use of biomaterials, they create on demand boutique fashion pieces to avoid overproduction and wastage. Their work utilizes plant-based and plastic free textile alternatives, such as fruit fibres, wood bi-products, seaweed, and other[...]

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Wool insulation packing – Woolcool’s Insulated Food Delivery Box Sets are environmentally friendly boxes with built-in wool insulation. Fleece inserts, which are filled with 100% wool, ensure a constant temperature inside the sturdy box. Available in six different sizes, Woolcool Packagings can be reused or recycled after use. They are suitable for foods such as meat, cheese, chocolate[...]

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Material from chitin and coffee grounds – Tômtex makes leather from seafood waste and used coffee grounds. Seafood shells contain a large amount of chitin, which promotes biodegradability of the material. After preparation, the raw materials are refined with a layer of beeswax. Sealing ensures the water resistance of the material and allows individual surface texture. This allows design patterns such[...]

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Beeswax wipes

The Eco-Friendly Alternative to Aluminium Foil and Cling Film – Driven by the idea of reducing their own need for plastic and disposable bags, the two Berliners Anna and Chelsea started making beeswax cloths. The space-saving and reusable method is lower in CO2 in its production compared to conventional reusable solutions such as jars. To make the beeswax cloths durable and biodegradable, a piece[...]

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Leather from pineapple scraps – Piñatex® was developed by the British company Ananas Anam, a manufacturer of natural textiles from the by-products of the pineapple harvest. With her development, Dr. Carmen Hijosa not only wanted to give an unappreciated waste a use, but also to generate maximum benefit with the smallest possible ecological footprint. The cradle-to-cradle aspect was a[...]

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Ventri – Cow Stomach

Cow stomach textured leather – Dutch designer Billie van Katwijk produces special handbags from cow stomachs using an elaborate tanning process. For her project “Ventri”, luxurious accessories are created from the slaughterhouse leftovers that were previously processed into dog food. Particularly surprising is the visual appeal and extraordinary texture of the waste product. Accordingly, the different properties of the[...]

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Coconut Water Leather

Leather From Coconut Water – To produce the biodegradable and waterproof Coconut Water Leather, the coconut water, which is a waste product of coconut processing, is sterilized. The natural substance obtained from this serves as a nutrient for the bacterial culture in the subsequent 12-14 day fermentation process. Once the process is complete, the leaf cellulose jelly obtained can[...]

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Textile shells – The scarf series VEIO, processed by turning, was created by Kathin Morawietz’s idea of pressing the layers of old textiles together by a thin layer of glue. In the process, these become a dense block that retains the feel of the fabric and makes it a visually unique piece. Once the material is strong[...]

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Fish Leather

Fish Leather – Waste products from the fishing industry are used to make a thin, flexible leather that is just as durable as cowhide. The Fish Leather undergoes a demanding 30-45 day manufacturing process: The natural oils and scales of the fish skins – from salmon, cod or perch – are separated by shaking and soaking, so[...]

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