At betterleather collective, we focus on connecting broader audiences with all that plant-based leathers offer. And we leave no stone unturned in finding exquisitely crafted, sophisticated accessories so you can carry your own unique story with confidence.
Apple leather, also known as "apple skin leather" or "AppleSkin" is a sustainable and vegan alternative to traditional leather. It is made from the peel and cores of apples leftover from the food industry. These apple byproducts are processed into a pulp, which is then mixed with other natural ingredients and pressed into sheets. Apple leather has a texture and appearance similar to animal leather and can be used in various fashion and accessory items.
MIRUM® is made from 100% biobased plants and minerals and is the first high-end plant leather that contains NO plastics or petrochemicals. It's also fully recyclable and circular in nature!
Luxurious yet robust, MIRUM is easily cleaned with warm water, or a small amount of gentle detergent. We also recommend to not overfill your bag, to help it keep its original form.
Pineapple leather, often referred to as "Piñatex," is a sustainable and cruelty-free material made from the fibers of pineapple leaves. These leaves are a natural byproduct of the pineapple industry and are processed into a versatile textile. Pineapple leather is known for its durability and is commonly used in producing bags, shoes, and clothing items as a leather alternative.
Corn leather is a plant-based alternative to traditional leather derived from cornstarch or corn-derived biopolymers. It is often used in eco-friendly and vegan fashion products. Corn leather can be soft and flexible, making it suitable for various applications.
Mushroom leather, also known as "mycelium leather" or "fungus leather," is a cutting-edge sustainable material made from the root structure of mushrooms known as mycelium. The mycelium is cultivated on agricultural waste or other sustainable substrates, forming a dense network that can be processed into a leather-like material. Mushroom leather is biodegradable, lightweight, and has a texture similar to traditional leather. It is recognised for its minimal environmental impact and is used in various applications, including fashion, accessories, and even furniture upholstery.
Cactus leather, also known as "nopal leather" or "cactus vegan leather," is an innovative and sustainable alternative to traditional leather made from the prickly pear cactus, specifically the mature leaves. These cactus leaves are harvested and processed to extract a plant-based material that closely mimics the look and feel of animal leather. Cactus leather is known for its durability and eco-friendliness, as it requires significantly less water and land than traditional leather production. It is a popular choice for sustainable fashion and accessory items.
Cork leather is a natural and sustainable material made from the bark of cork oak trees. Cork is harvested without harming the tree, making it an environmentally friendly option. Cork leather is lightweight, water-resistant, and has a unique texture. It is commonly used in various fashion accessories, including bags, wallets, and footwear.
Grape leather, also known as "wine leather," is an emerging sustainable material made from grape skins, seeds, and stalks leftover from wine production. These grape byproducts are processed into a pulp, which is then transformed into a leather-like material. Grape leather is eco-friendly and can be used in fashion and accessories, contributing to reducing waste in the wine industry.
Coconut leather, also known as "coconut husk leather" or "coconut fibre leather," is a sustainable material made from the husk of coconuts. These fibres are processed and treated to create a leather-like material. Coconut leather is known for its strength and durability, making it suitable for items like wallets, bags, and upholstery.