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Apple Leather

The leather industry is one of the most environmentally harmful industries on the planet. Chromatic tanning processes use harmful chemicals and pollute waterways. There is also a direct link to the cattle industry which is responsible for deforestation around the world.  Melo leather is made from 50% apples peels (a by product of the apple juice industry) and 50% bio-based polyurethane. The apples are harvested from orchards in the Trentino region of Northern Italy. The repurposing of apple skin prevents them from decomposing and producing methane that is also a major contributor to climate damage. Not only that, the safety and style of these products are also of great importance to us.

The process

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Our sister company, Project Blu, currently uses this innovative material to produce dog collars, leashes and pet beds.

 

Our aims is to work with companies to increase the use of apple leather across the retail market with the hope of someday eliminating the need for genuine leather, the produciton of which has a negative impact on our environment.

If you are interested in finding out more about Apple Leather please contact us for more information.

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