Sustainable fashion brand Luxtra London is to launch a range of vegan leather bags made from mangoes.
Created by Dutch company FruitLeather Rotterdam, the innovative material is created using leftover mangoes from fruit markets that are mashed and boiled to eliminate bacteria.
‘Durable and resistant’
The resulting fruit puree is then spread on a surface and left to dry, resulting in ‘durable, resistant sheets of leather-like material’.
Luxtra, whose previous collections feature Piñatex, a vegan leather made from pineapples, is now set to become one the first UK retailers to launch designs using the mango-leather. But a launch date for the bags has not yet been announced.
‘Simply looks stunning’
In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Luxtra’s Founder Jessica Kruger said: “I’m always on the search for the most innovative materials. At the same time, that means that sometimes they are harder to work with because more development is required. I’ve therefore been working with FruitLeather Rotterdam for more than two years to get the product right.
“It’s a very thick material, so it’s perfect for accessories. Also, FruitLeather Rotterdam can do all sorts of embossments on the leather. It simply looks stunning.”
You can check out Luxtra’s online shop here