Welcome to our AppleSkin™ collection, now officially called Uppeal™
The future of fashion is here and now!
Uppeal™ is an award-winning product; it is a bio-based leather alternative. It is an innovative material 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 30-50% 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 Uppeal™ 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 know that the cellulose is effectively "padding out" the number of virgin materials required to create Uppeal™. Fewer virgin materials equate to fewer natural resources being extracted from the planet, lower emissions, and lower energy consumption across the entire supply chain.
Uppeal™ is an attractive, versatile, high-performance material that upcycles waste material - always a plus. It's manufactured in Florence, Italy, a mere 6 kilometers from the workshops that create our products, helping to minimize our carbon footprint.