The idea of saving the planet itself seems like a huge commitment that almost sounds unachievable. But this unachievable can be achieved when one takes small steps in life. There are some remarkable people who have also managed to make amazing innovations when it comes to saving the planet.
Two entrepreneurs from México—Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez have developed a method of transforming cacti into vegan leather that looks and feels exactly like the real thing.
Adrian and Marte were working in the fashion and furniture automotive industries when they realize that they have to do something about the environment and its pollution.
The two friends decided to quit their job and dedicate the next few years of their life doing something that has the potential to a huge positive impact on the environment.
It took them about two whole years until they finally finished creating their marketable cactus leather in July 2019.
They chose cactus for their project because it is the plant that can survive without water and is known for its strength and resilience properties. Also because it is found in abundance in Mexico.
The vegan leather these guys create is called “Desserto” and it’s the world’s first environmentally friendly organic material made out of Nopal cactus.
This material is considered to be highly sustainable and without any toxic chemicals. Besides, the company offers a large variety of colors, thicknesses, and textures.
The best thing about this vegan material is that it looks and feels exactly like real leather. It’s elastic, breathable, and highly customizable. Anything, that can be made out of classic leather can also be made out of the “Desserto” vegan leather.