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Appleskin

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What Appleskin?

Appleskin is a vegan skin partially created with apple processing scraps, it is mainly used by the brands of cruelty free fashion and is often called apple skin.

The reality that has moved in this direction is an Italian chemical analysis laboratory, which recovers the waste from the numerous South Tyrolean apple farms. Using the skins and cores discarded by these companies, the laboratory has managed to create an alternative to leather of animal origin.

The result is a material with a base of cellulose vegetable characterized by a variety of textures, thicknesses and colors. Appleskin is a leatherette versatile, highly performing and 100% cruelty free.

While the use of a natural raw material derived from production waste is commendable, Appleskin it uses only a small part of it, while the rest of the composition is synthetic: 38% polyurethane, 26% apple scraps, 20% polyester, 16% cotton.

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What can you do with Appleskin?

Appleskin it is a vegan leather suitable above all for the production of bags, shoes and fashion accessories, but it is also used outside the textile sector.

Characteristics of Appleskin


Material Quality:

The qualities of the material may vary depending on the blending with other fibers. Example: with Elastan or Lycra you gain in elasticity.

  breathable
  Thermoregulator
  Anti-microbial
  Water-repellent
  Hygroscopic
  Elastic
  Shining
  Soft
  Does not shrink / discolor
  Quick drying

Ecological Characteristics:

The ecological characteristics of the fabric may vary based on textile certifications or blending with other fabrics.

  Natural - Artificial - Synthetic  
A
  Biological
  No GMOs
  Biodegradable
  Natural raw material
  Recycled raw material
  Mechanical extraction
  Chemical extraction
  DeTox
  Energy saving
  Sustainability class  
C

Textile Certifications:
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The certifications that can be assigned to the material, but which vary according to different factors: production company, fashion brand, mixing.

Global Organic Textile Standard
Organic Content Standard
Oeko-Tex
Bluesign
Global Recycle Standard
Second Life Plastic
Reach
Animal Free
Peta
VeganOK
Fair Wear Foundation
FairTrade

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How to wash Appleskin?

The environmental impact of laundry detergents and household cleaners is devastating to our planet, so we highly recommend using ecological detergents.

Appleskin it is an imitation leather and as such it requires a lot of attention during washing. Faux leathers are more delicate than leather of animal origin, so we recommend removing stains / encrustations with a smooth sponge soaked in a little water and a pinch of ecological detergent. If the stain persists, let it soak for 5/8 minutes.

Do you want to wash your clothes while minimizing water pollution?

  1. We have selected one of the most sustainable detergent and detergent brands click here to buy an ecological detergent
  2. You could use a Washing Ball to wash without using detergents click here to buy a washing ball
  3. You could use the nuovissimo Ecoegg, a nice ecological egg with which you can do about 720 washes click here to buy the ecoegg egg

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