This material is made in Italy, using the apple peels and cores discarded by the juicing and compote industries. This waste would previously be incinerated, generating toxic emissions, but it’s now used in shoes, handbags, furniture etc. Its grainy texture and softness would fool anyone into thinking they’re touching traditional leather.
Piñatex is made from leaf fibres which result from the pineapple harvest in the Philippines, providing additional income to local farming communities. It is then transported to Spain for specialised finishing. We love its unique look and feel but most importantly, its sustainability credentials.
There are many types of synthetic materials, but we use microfibre based vegan leather, which is the most premium option currently available. It is hard if not impossible to distinguish microfibre leather from ‘real’ leather in terms of appearance, however the vegan version can be up to 5 times more durable and 50% lighter. Sounds like a win-win to us!
Shop vegan leather here.
Just like our vegan leather above, microsuede is microfibre based. It is a very premium material with a smooth feel - we cannot get people to stop touching it! Microsuede puts ‘real’ suede to shame: it’s softer, more durable, easier to clean and, of course, cruelty free.
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Our lining material almost sounds too good to be true: it feels like the softest leather, but is 100% breathable, being able to absorb 8 times its own weight in water (aka sweat). It’s also antimicrobial, anti-odour, anti-allergy and thermo-regulating – quite the overachiever.
This medical grade fabric makes the lining of our Joaquin style and it is next level comfy. Soft, 100% breathable, quick drying and featuring Coolmax to keep your feet cool. Yes please.
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