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Portugal Bans ‘Vegan Leather’ Moniker, Says Term Misleads Consumers

3 Mins Read Portugal has announced a ban on the term ‘vegan leather’. Similar prefixes have been banned alongside vegan, with ‘synthetic’ and ‘pineapple’ cited for illustrative purposes. It comes as the country deems such terms misleading to consumers and technically incorrect.  A new Leather Decree has been released, defining what leather is and how it can be […]

Are Plant Leathers As Green As Advertised? Q+A w/ Sustainable Materials Expert Dr. Ashley Holding

5 Mins Read The vegan and mainstream media everywhere is awash with headlines about plant-based leathers. Here at Green Queen we have covered many of these new companies and brands, from cactus leather handbags to grape skin sneakers to upcycled pineapple waste, celebrating their vegan-friendly credentials. For most people trying to avoid animal products, it’s exciting to be […]

Stella McCartney Debuts World’s First ‘Mylo’ Bustier & Trousers With Bolt Threads’s Mushroom Leather

4 Mins Read Stella McCartney has showcased the world’s first garments made using Mylo, the mushroom-based vegan leather developed by biomaterials startup Bolt Threads. Having previously created an animal-free bag with the innovative material, this time, the renowned British vegetarian designer has launched a black bustier top and utilitarian trousers. While the garments won’t be for sale, they […]

Mycotech: The Indonesian Startup Making Mushroom Leather Inspired By Tempeh

3 Mins Read Head over the Bandung, the city set in the middle of volcanoes and tea plantations in Indonesia, and you’ll find a startup working on turning waste into sustainable animal-free leather. Called Mycotech Lab, the company was inspired by tempeh, the traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans, and came up with its own technology to […]

Bolt Threads Unites Adidas, Kering, Lululemon & Stella McCartney For Mushroom Leather Products

3 Mins Read Bolt Threads, a biotech company developing sustainable materials, has announced a new partnership with some of the biggest fashion players to create a consortium with access to Mylo, its latest vegan mushroom leather material. The collaboration will see Adidas, Kering Group, Lululemon and Stella McCartney bring products made with Mylo to market next year, marking […]

This Indian Startup Is Upcycling Floral Waste Into Vegan Leather

3 Mins Read Phool is an Indian startup using floral waste to make vegan-friendly leather materials. While vegan leather alternatives on the market might be cruelty-free, they aren’t always eco-friendly if they are derived from plastic or synthetic substances. Crafted out of natural plant-based waste matter, the company’s ethical solution embraces circularity and sustainability.  Called “fleather”, the biomaterial […]