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Fruitleather

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What Fruitleather?

Fruitleather is a vegan skin created thanks to the recycling of mango fruit waste.

Over 40% of the fruit is discarded between agricultural fields and supermarkets. Fruitleather it recovers the fruit that is discarded when dented, damaged or otherwise not beautiful to look at, and therefore impossible to sell.

To combat this food waste and at the same time mitigate theenvironmental impact of the textile industry, the two founders of Fruitleather Rotterdam transform unsold fruit into vegan leather. Koen Meerkerk e Hugo de Boon they are the two young designers graduated from the Rotterdam Academy who gave life to the project Fruitleather.

At first, Fruitleather it was made up of different types of fruit, but after some tests the two founders realized that mango was the best fruit to make a higher quality vegan skin.

Fruitleather is made from 100% organic material, in fact, unlike other alternatives to leather of animal origin, the support that holds the mango coating is made of organic cotton certified cotton and this makes the material 100% compostable (or biodegradable), and at the same time it makes Fruitleather one of the most sustainable alternatives to leather on the market.

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What can you do with Fruitleather?

Fruitleather it is a vegan leather suitable above all for the production of bags, shoes and fashion accessories, but it can also be used outside the textile sector to replace most of the genuine leather products.

Characteristics of Fruitleather


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  
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  Biological
  No GMOs
  Biodegradable
  Natural raw material
  Recycled raw material
  Mechanical extraction
  Chemical extraction
  DeTox
  Energy saving
  Sustainability class  
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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 Fruitleather?

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

Fruitleather is a leatherette and as such it requires a lot of attention when washing. Imitation 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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