The apple leather we are using is from Vegatex, and it's derived from Japanese Technology.
APPLE Leather Alternatives are bio-based materials made using the leftover pomace and peel from the fruit juice and compote industry.
The Process: The material is created by first taking the recovered apple waste and reducing it to a powder. This biomass powder is then combined with other natural agricultural fibres through a process where it is combined with polyurethane and coated onto a cotton/polyester canvas.
The biobased content can vary but is generally no less than 50% mixed with 50% waterborne PU, and then coated onto the backing carrier textile. The backings are customisable from fully organic cotton through various mixes of polyester/cotton. The result is a durable, environmentally friendly, breathable material (thanks to its organic composition), that is smooth to the touch, and good for hardwearing small accessories.