Apple industry waste for sustainable leather alternatives - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Apple waste for leather
Frumat uses apples to create a bio-based leather alternative called AppleSkin. Apple pectin is an industrial waste product from the juice industry, that can be used to create sustainable materials that are totally compostable whilst still being durable enough to create luxury accessories. These products are dyed naturally and tanned without chemically intensive techniques. The material contains a minimum of 50% apple fiber. It is vegan and cruelty-free.
Read more: Apple Skin
The product is fully compostable and the process uses natural dyes and chemicals, thus making the entire product life cycle safe to the environment.
Frumat was the winner of 2019 -Technology and Innovation Award at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan.
I guess this depends on whether the fruit waste is starch or cellulose. While both are biodegradable, starch based fabrics could have challenges with durability. (Cotton is cellulose, by the way, so we all have proof of durability of at least some types of cellulose fibers)Reply