faux leather

Rombaut Uses Pineapple "Leather" to Make Vegan-Friendly Sneakers

We’ve seen the future of leather and it doesn’t involve cows. Take Rombaut, for instance. Eschewing animal hide, the experimental Parisian label harnesses plant-based…

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Michelle Monaghan Wears Recycled Cans, Vegan Leather to Met Gala

Photo by Getty Images Emma Watson and Livia Firth weren’t the only ones stumping for sustainable fashion at the Met Gala in New York City on Sunday. In a sartorial nod to Manus x…

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Faux "Leather" Made From Fermented Tea Could Revolutionize Fashion

TEA TIME These “green-tea based cellulose fiber mats” could soon be a viable alternative to materials derived from nonrenewable sources, Lee said. And because the fibers are…

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Hold the Phone, Matt & Nat Just Launched Vegan Shoes

Hold the phone and shut the door: Matt & Nat now sells shoes. (That squee of delight you heard was us, #sorrynotsorry) Featuring the same ethically sourced, animal-friendly…

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Delikate Rayne's Vegan Leather, Cruelty-Free Garments Are Made in L.A.

A sister duo with East Indian roots is lighting up the ethical fashion scene with their collection that includes PETA-approved vegan leather shorts, and sustainably sourced satin racer…

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Rotterdam Students Turn Fruit, Vegetable Waste Into Durable "Leather"

FRUITLEATHER The resulting textile, according to de Boon, isn’t unlike animal leather, with slight variances depending on the type of produce used. “Every centimeter is unique.…

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Grow Your Own Microbial "Leather" in Your Kitchen (DIY Tutorial)

Photos from The Next Black Growing your own clothing is easier than you think. BioCouture’s Suzanne Lee has been spinning whole garments with little more than bacteria, yeast, and…

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Piñatex: A Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

PIÑATEX \ˈpēnyə teks\ n. 1 a: A non-woven, leather-like textile derived from the fibers of the pineapple leaf, which is typically discarded after the fruit is harvested. b:…

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Vegan Shoulder Bag From Canopy Verde (Worth $139!)

Crunchy leaves. Pumpkin Pie. Friends and family. Fall is definitely our bag. Another thing we’re thankful for? Makers like Canopy Verde, which create functional products that are…

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Ivana Basilotta Vegan Shoes Are Cruelty-Free, Sustainably Produced

Ivana Basilotta wants you to love the skin you’re in. A lifelong animal lover, the London-based designer has created a line of cruelty-free footwear that challenges…

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Modern Meadows Raises $10 Million to Bioengineer Cow-Free Leather

Photo by Shutterstock Leather aficionados may soon be left to wonder “where’s the beef?” Modern Meadow, a startup specializing in novel biomaterials, has just secured…

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Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

These beautifully made shoes from Hooves are a brand new vegan-friendly design that break the stereotypes of boring ethical footwear. The London-based studio, lead by Mark Bryceland,…

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Loomstate Designs Environment-Inspired Panda Helmet for the NFL

Loomstate just put the “fantasy” into “fantasy football.” Together with 48 of its fellow Council of Fashion Designers of America members, the ethical clothing…

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"Eco-Leather" Made From Plant Oils is a Fashion Game-Changer

Tanning leather is a toxic endeavor and also quite fatal for animals, but a new alternative bio-based leather promises to be more environmentally friendly. Richard Wool, a professor of…

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You Can't Afford Stella McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow's Collaboration

The cat’s out of the bag. Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney’s mystery lovechild isn’t a vegan cleanse or meat-free cookbook as some quarters have surmised, but…

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Alcantara: A Carbon-Neutral Faux-Leather Fabric From Italy

ALCANTARA \ˈal kan tära\ n 1 a: A certified-carbon-neutral fabric with the versatility to be used in fashion, automotive, interior decor, and consumer electronics application. b. A…

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PETA, Macbeth Give Leather the Boot With Vegan-Friendly Sneaker

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the young’uns to give animal hide the boot. PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division, has partnered with the…

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LAST CHANCE: Win Canopy Verde's Eco-Friendly Cassia Weekender Bag (Worth $199!)

Need a road-trippin’ companion this summer? Travel shotgun with Canopy Verde’s “Cassia” weekender, a roomy carryall made from a sustainable combination of…

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