Every year 30,000 tons of apples are wasted. Approximately 25-40% of the apple ends up as pomace and normally is either thermally destroyed or goes to landfill.
To make the apple leather, the pomace is dried and then ground into a powder. This apple powder is then mixed with water based PU resin. At the end of the process, an innovative, vegan sustainable material is created. The apple originate from Northern Italy and are processed into apple leather 10km from Florence, in the heart of Tuscany.
The apple leather is certified as; PETA approved Vegan, OEKO-tex, Global Recycled Standard, ISO and others!
The lifecycle assessment shows how apple leather is the more sustainable choice in comparison to vegan leather. To see the full LCA, click here.