Vegetable Leather

Roll back a couple of decades, and nobody would have believed the words vegetable and leather would exist together.
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Vegetable Leather
Remarkable what the advancement of technology brings, isn’t it? Believe it or not, mushrooms make spectacular leather. This type of mushroom is called Phellinus Ellipsoideus – a kind that makes the leather, Muskin.

How’s it so hard?
Mycelium, the root of this mushroom, is used in the creation process. To be more precise, it consists of the same polymer as the ones present in crab shells. The roots form a dense mat, making the leather look like, well… leather.

Believe it or not, mushrooms make spectacular leather. This type of mushroom is called Phellinus Ellipsoideus - a kind that makes the leather, Muskin.

Cobbler
Getting to the next kind – Pineapple leather. If you hear these words together for the first time, don’t worry; everyone was once as surprised as you are. This kind of leather is called Piñatex. It’s made out of the cellulose fibers that were initially extracted from pineapples. Don’t worry about them being good enough replacements, because they’re actually a lot better. They’re a lot more sturdy, durable, affordable, light, versatile, and consist of good tensile strength.

These alternatives make some spectacular coats, jackets, shoes, bags, wallets, clothes, amongst other accessories.
Nopelle, Aulive, and more brands that use vegan leather can be found in our Guide!

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