What is grape leather?
Grape leather is an innovative material characterised by the high content of vegetal, renewable and recycled raw materials: grape leftovers from winemaking, vegetal oils and natural fibres from agriculture. It is cruelty-free, vegan and a sustainable alternative to real leather. It uses grape waste product from the wine industry in Italy.
What are grape leather properties?
Wine leather is soft, smooth, stable, sustainable and almost feels like leather.
How durable is grape leather?
Grape leather is durable and water resistant.
What makes grape leather sustainable?
Grape leather use vegetable raw materials, recycled materials and bio-based polymers. In particular, in collaboration with Italian wineries, it was developed and processed from wine making waste: grape skins, stalks and seeds discarded during wine production.
26 billion liters of wine are produced worldwide every year .Italy is the leader with 18% of the world’s total wine production. With these quantities one can imagine how much waste remains. As a rule, 10 liters of wine, 2.5 kg of “waste” (consisting of the shells, cores, etc.) are produced during production, from which 1 square meter of wine leather can be produced.
No toxic solvents, heavy metals and dangerous substances for humans and the environment are involved in the production process.It is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and PETA approved.