Two Guys in Mexico Just Created Eco-Friendly Leather From Cactus

Two buddies in Mexico have come up with their own natural-yet-synthetic leather made of cactuses, and it honestly looks amazing. 

Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez were able to create a breathable and partially biodegradable synthetic leather while sparing the environment from harm. And they called it Desserto.

Image credit: Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez

And since the plant can survive all kinds of harsh temperatures, it made for the perfect choice for a fake leather material, and the two only pick the fully grown leaves without harming the cactuses themselves, harvesting them every 6 to 8 months.

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During the creation of the cactus leather, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez cut the fully formed leaves and dry them in sunlight for three days.

This helps them reach the perfect level of humidity before they process the stuff with their special formula.

Image credit: Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez

The cactus leather has now been used for making handbags, car seats, shoes, and other kinds of items, and there are plans to make it more readily available to smaller brands and manufacturers in order to help grow the industry of sustainable products.

Image credit: Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez

In fact, since the two friends are now working hard to make the material widely available, it may not be too long until all of us can get our hands on some beautiful cactus leather items.

You can find out more about the products by clicking HERE.

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