Plant Based Product Companies
It’s not just about vegan food. Consumers are looking for plant-based clothing and household goods. Learn more about companies using sustainable, plant-based materials for their products.
Desserto® is a highly sustainable plant based material as an alternative to leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its great softness at touch while offering a great performance for a wide variety of applications and complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards. The aim is to offer cruelty free, sustainable alternatives, without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC. The result, Desserto® , the cactus material, is partially biodegradable and has the technical specifications required by the fashion, leather goods, luxury packaging and furniture industries.
Piñatex® is an innovative natural textile made from waste pineapple leaf fibre. The leaves are the byproduct of existing agriculture, and their use creates an additional income stream for farming communities. Piñatex® is a natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material.
F.A.K.E. is an acronym for Fashion for Animal Kingdom & Environment. FAKERs today, tomorrow and in the future are a group of people working together to advance the fashion industry into a vegan, ethical and sustainable industry.
Material Innovation Initiative
The Material Innovation Initiative exists to make the sustainable option, the easy option. They believe that markets and technology have the power to transform the materials industry and solve the enormous environmental challenges it faces. They fast-track this process by accelerating the development of next-gen materials that are high-performance, animal-free, and more sustainable for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries. Their team works to advance this next-gen materials industry by providing vital expertise and bringing together all key players along the path from concept to commercialization.
Kat Mendenhall Boots
A Texas vegan activist, Kat Mendenhall, Purveyor of Handmade Vegan Goods, is on a mission to disrupt the fashion industry by offering a line of cruelty-free cowboy boots and other non-leather accessories. A passionate boot maven she decided to ditch animal leather when she learned cows are raised solely for their skins, which are preserved in toxic chemicals exposing workers to diseases and creating environmental issues by leaching toxins into local water supplies. She believes animals should not suffer for fashion and creates high-end beautiful products that replace the use of animals without sacrificing quality.