Vegan leather exists and Desserto, a Mexican brand, proves it using cactus as raw material. Used in fashion, furniture and automotive industry, this vegetable leather is a responsible and eco-friendly alternative to animal leather, since it is partially biodegradable and the brand doesn’t use any toxic chemicals during production, nor an irrigation system for the plants. Indeed, the cactus variety cultivated by Desserto, in the state of Zacatecas in Mexico, just requires rain water and earth minerals to grow. And as a second life, it becomes a soft and strong leather, of environmentally friendly production.
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