Beyond Leather Materials: Turning apples into alt-leather for sustainable fashion

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Through its Leap brand, the Danish startup cuts food waste by turning apples junked in cider factories into affordable vegan leather for the $100bn leather market 

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Faced with animal welfare and meat production environmental issues, the $100bn leather and leather goods industry is urgently seeking more sustainable alt-leather solutions to meet the demand from eco-conscious fashion houses and consumers. The traditional leather tanning process, climate change experts say, is also pollutive and resource-intensive, adding further pressure for change.Armed with €1.1m seed funding, Danish startup Beyond Leather Materials joins a growing cohort of vegan material biotechs to offer plant-based leather. Targeting corporate clients like textile and apparel manufactu...
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