APPLESKIN™ leather shoes
Welcome to our first AppleSkin™ collection, the future of fashion is here and now!
AppleSkin™ is an award-winning product, it is a bio-based leather alternative. It is an innovative new material that is made with waste recovered from the fruit juice industry. Made in Italy from apples grown in Bolzano, a city in the north of the country, the material is approximately 20-30% apple. It is vegan and cruelty-free.
A mushy pulp (made up of cellulose fibers) is left over as a result of juicing apples on an industrial scale. The AppleSkin material is produced by recovering this waste product, that would otherwise be discarded, and transforming it into the final material.
The precise process is a trade secret, but we do know that the cellulose is effectively "padding out" the number of virgin materials required to create AppleSkin. Fewer virgin materials equate to fewer natural resources being extracted from the planet, lower emissions, and lower energy consumption across the entire supply chain.
AppleSkin is an attractive, versatile, and high-performance material that upcycles waste material - always a plus in our eyes. It's manufactured in Florence, Italy a mere 6 kilometers from the workshops that create our products, helping to minimize our carbon footprint.