malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 03:45 am

Off the vine and definitely in fashion, grapes are a sustainable alternative to leather

Off the vine and definitely in fashion, grapes are a sustainable alternative to leather
NEW YORK, May 3 — We know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health, but they could also be beneficial for the fashion industry. For several months now, they have been emerging as key alternatives to animal-based, polluting materials such as leather. This is the case of grapes, the new...

NEW YORK, May 3 — We know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health, but they could also be beneficial for the fashion industry.These vegan materials made from grapes are increasingly being used by the fashion industry to limit its impact on the planet.Everything that is not used in the production of wine is recovered, then transformed and made available to the fashion industry.For several months now, they have been emerging as key alternatives to animal-based, polluting materials such as leather.

However, let’s be more precise, and talk about grape-based materials because it is not leather per se, as France’s National Leather Council (CNC) has pointed out several times, indicating that many emerging materials are called, wrongly, ‘leather’, because they are visually similar.Italian company VEGEA, a specialist in the field, has joined forces with winegrowing estates to recycle wine waste, from the marc of grapes to seeds and skins.

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