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February 24, 2020 - CGTN

MEXICO: New green business - Vegan leather

MEXICO: New green business - Vegan leather
Plant-based material, veganCredit: PolyBion

Mexico's Polybion company, based in Guanajuato state, created a green business producing vegan leather.

It's a bio-textile made entirely from eco-friendly and non-animal products. It's sourced instead from organic waste, like mango seeds and fruit skins. Company founder Axel Gomez told us they get the fruit scraps from the local fruit industry, and then brew these scraps into bio-leather using bacteria, which eat the scraps and assemble a matrix that is very similar to leather in terms of performance, look, feel and even smell. The vegan leather can be used in the shoe and textile industries.

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