How an Apple becomes Leather
Our apple leather is crafted out of the remains of juice production. The waste mass of cores and skin is dried and then processed into powder, where it is then mixed with plastic and non-toxic solvents. This mixture of 70% apple residue is applied to a fabric and then pressed. This is how vegan apple leather is made.
Our apple leather is uncomplicated
Our apple leather feels and looks exactly like leather. It is weatherproof, robust and breathable. In contrast to common synthetic leather, it is not just made from plastic.
Apple leather does not require any special care. Drops of water simply roll off. It is best to clean the shoe with a damp cloth and then pat it dry. A mild soap can be used for heavy soiling. Even on light colors, stubborn dirt can be removed without residue in this way and they can be worn in the rain. Alcohol, waterproofing sprays, other solvents or waxes for the care of genuine leather are not suitable.
We stay tuned
We are constantly on the lookout for further innovative leather alternatives and test them intensively. There are many interesting materials that can be made out of wine, corn, pineapple, mango or mushrooms. We keep in touch with the manufacturers and in some cases have already developed prototypes. We do not compromise on quality, durability and comfort – not all materials are ready yet for our shoes.
A lot is possible, soon even more
Today it is possible to design a vegan shoe that looks like genuine leather. However, it’s not yet possible to create 100% biodegradable high heel because, for example, wooden stilettos don’t have the necessary structural integrity to support a heel. And even the latest generation of plant-based leather still contains a small amount of water-based, and free of toxin polyurethane. The apple leather still remains significantly less harmful to the environment than normal synthetic leather.
Fair, transparent, honest
Customers are our friends and we cultivate our friendships. Instead of suppliers, we want to work with partners. We consider fair working conditions and salaries to be a basic standard, which is why we have our products made in small factories and family owned businesses.
Environmentally friendly e-commerce
We ship all orders in a climate-neutral manner, only use recycled cardboard and paper as packaging, without any unnecessary packaging material. The shoe bags are made of organic cotton.