Ecologically friendly alternative to leather from the Nopal cactus. La segunda parte.

I have previously posted about a vegan plant based alternative to leather being produced from the nopal cactus.

Two forward thinking inventors and entrepreneurs from Guadalajara and Aguascalientes, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez were planning to debut their ecologically friendly leather alternative at the International Leather Fair Lineapelle in Milan.


Well Adrián and Marte exhibited their product, called Desserto, and it was received with overwhelming enthusiasm. The buzz surrounding these two men and their product seems to have surprised even them. One expert at Lineapelle said that the leather would be “most appropriate for use in the luxury segment” due to its “flexibility, softness, touch and colour”.


It has been hinted that there are projects in the pipeline and they are aiming to see Desserto not only being used to create clothing (and other products) in the fashion industry but also to create luxurious furniture and high end car seats.

Keep an eye out for these two

Visit their website at or visit their store (if you happen to be in Guadalajara)

Watch this video :


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