Thanks to Mexican entrepreneurs Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, desert’s cactus is now vegan leather 'Desserto'!


Whenever we fancy someone sporting a pair of shiny shoes, belts, jackets or bags; know that billions of animals were poached, flayed and slaughtered to make its leather. Organizations like PETA, Animal Aid, CAFT, CFI have been working to achieve a cruelty-free environment for animals by promoting vegan fashion.

In the light of all these events, Mexican entrepreneurs Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez introduced their path-breaking invention that would take vegan fashion on a sustainable route. Called Desserto, this brand made from their company Adriano Di Marti turns a desert cactus into eco-friendly leather. Finally, a win-win situation for all!

So far, these path-breakers put displayed innovative creation at the International Leather Fair Lineapelle 2019 at Milan and Raw Assembly making it the most talked-about product and brand. According to the reports from Fashion United, these cacti fields are 100% organic and each plant provides a new supply of raw material every 6-8 months. The products are bio-degradable and can last a decade. They managed to bring out similar features to that of animal synthetic leather, but environmentally better than them.


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The duo came up with this innovative idea after they analyzed the environmental problems around them. These geniuses were keen on working with nopal (cactus) as it is grown in abundance at Mexico and after two years of through R&D, they finally presented the world their innovative creation.



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Available in 4 colours, this PETA approved leather is a boon that would help us develop a world free of animal cruelty!



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(Source- Fashion United, Instagram)