Durable eco-friendly faux leather based on cactus

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 What is the cactus faux leather ? 

In a textile industry where the search for new innovations is permanent, an alternative to animal leather has been developed. Two entrepreneurs created a vegan leather from one of their national emblems : the nopal.Committted to highlighting their culture and know-how, this cactus leather is a small revolution. It offer a durable, trendy ans eco-friendly fabric.

This vegetable leather is a responsible substitute for animal leather and polluting Synthetic leather. Its ecological footprint is less impactful than a synthetic fiber, and the choice of this plant is not random : ” the idea of using this raw material has been conceived because this plant does not require water to develop, and there are many of them throughout the world”.

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The different properties of Cactus faux leather

Cactus leather is a vegan material recognized by the Peta Approved label. It is actually an organic mixture between nopal leaves and cotton. This makes it a partially biodegradable material. This does not remove the ecological significance of the fabric, which has many quality properties. 


No chemical, toxic or synthetic product is used in the production of the product. Flexible and breathable, this fabric would have an estimated lifespan of up to a decade according to its creators. It’s touch and appearance resembles in every way the traditional animal leather. This makes it a real aesthetic asset. 

What are the applications related to cactus faux leather? 

Cactus leather is a recent innovation, so it represents an opportunity to seize. Its creators claim that this fabric can satisfy the needs of several industries. Furniture, automotive, aviation and, of course, textiles and its various sectors provide a wide range of possibilities.


Integrating this vegan leather into a production process allows companies to reduce water consumption by 20%. This is a major ecological requirement. Currently, the volume of water used by the fashion industry is disproportionate, nearly 70 billion cubic meters, which is enough to fill nearly 32 million Olympic swimming pools.


Cactus leather is thus an ecological substitute to follow closely. Would you like to know more about this eco-friendly material and the many possibilities it could bring to your production ? Find in our data sheet all the necessary information on the material ( composition, properties, maintenance, appearance) and on the suppliers (names and addresses, price per m2, MOQ, direct links to sample purchases).


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