About Apple Lether™
Apple skin lether™ is a bio-based material derived from organic applies grown in the Italian alps and a by-product of the apple juice industry.
The innovative technology belongs to FRUMAT, an Italian company founded in 2008 in the northern region of Italy widely known for its apple production, FRUMAT was developed in response to the local issue of apple-waste and the increasing demand for ecological alternatives to leather and toxic faux/vegan leather.
After juicing the apples harvested from an Italian orchard, the apple skins and pulp waste are then ground into a fine powder and harmless, non-toxic, organic pigment, combined with some amount of WBPU (can be up to 50%) and transforms into bio-based leather look.
The repurposing of apple skin waste also keeps them from decomposing and producing methane that contributes to climate change. And the apple lether™ material is itself recyclable.