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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 […]

90% of Chinese Shoppers Prefer Animal-Free Leather: Survey

4 Mins Read Shoppers in China are turning away from traditional leather and are instead eyeing novel “next-gen” animal-free leather alternatives. In a new consumer poll, 90% of urban Chinese consumers said they prefer leather alternatives over their conventional counterparts, an indication of the lucrative business opportunities that lie ahead for material innovators in the world’s fastest-growing major […]

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 […]

Taiwanese Manufacturing Major General Silicones Enters Plastic-Free Vegan Leather Market

3 Mins Read General Silicones (GS), a major manufacturer and distributor of silicone and rubber products across the CPG, electronics and automobile industries, has made its first debut into the vegan leather space, introducing a new plastic-free sustainable leather alternative made from natural silicone rubber. The Taiwanese company says the decision is part of its “manufacturing evolution” in […]

Sylven New York Launches Apple & Coconut Vegan Leather Earth Day Sneakers

3 Mins Read Sylven New York, the Brooklyn, New York-based female-founded sustainable luxury footwear brand, is launching its first-ever plant-based leather sneaker. Made from vegan apple and coconut leather, The Mel makes its debut on Earth Day, coinciding with the brand’s founder Casey Dworkin’s birthday and her personal journey to veganism after participating in the famous Veganuary movement […]

These Vegan Versions Of Adidas’s Iconic Stan Smith Sneakers Are Made From Mushroom Leather

3 Mins Read Sportswear giant Adidas recently unveiled its plant-based versions of its famous Stan Smith Sneakers showcasing biotech company Bolt Threads‘ Mylo, a renewable mycelium-based vegan leather. Back in October of last year, Bolt Threads revealed that it has joined forces with leading names in the fashion industry such as Kering Group, Lululemon, Stella McCartney as well as […]

Fossil Unveils New Eco Collection Featuring Cactus Leather Totes & Solar-Powered Watch

4 Mins Read To celebrate Earth month, Fossil, a luxury brand of fashion watches and accessories launched a limited-edition solar-powered watch and a collection of bags that are created out of animal-free vegan leather developed by award-winning Spanish company Desserto. As part of the U.S.-based Fossil’s commitment towards protecting the planet, the ‘Make Time For Good’ initiative that […]

H&M Joins Forces With Footwear Brand Good News To Unveil Sneakers Made From Banana Fibre & Grape Leather

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently partnered with footwear company Good News that makes sustainable trainers inspired by the retro age to unveil a new collection that features shoes made out of alternative plant-based materials as well as recycled ones. Swiss giant H&M and London-based Good News released its first unisex collection together that showcases materials like […]

Nopal FTW: These 8 Cactus Leather Must-Haves Will Make Your Plant-Based Fashion Dreams Come True

4 Mins Read Cactus leather, the vegan-friendly and sustainable alternative developed by Mexican startup Desserto, has turned heads lately in the textile world, from landing a partnership with industry giant H&M to packing a punch in boxing gloves for the first time. Desserto’s innovation has meant that brands can finally turn away from their reliance on plastic-based leathers […]

PETA Awards Mexican Startup Desserto For Its Animal-Free Leather Made Out Of Sustainable Cactus

3 Mins Read Following news that apparel giant H&M is launching a new sustainable concept with its debut collection that includes pieces created using Desserto’s plant-based cactus leather, PETA has awarded the Mexican startup animal-free leather for its innovation. H&M announced its new concept, Innovation Stories, which will launch multiple collections this year, starting with the debut collection Science […]

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 […]

H&M X Desserto: Fashion Giant Uses Mexican Startup’s Cactus Leather In New Sustainable Collection

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently launched its new sustainable concept, Innovation Stories with its debut collection, Science Story that includes pieces developed using plant-based leather developed by Mexican-based brand Desserto. H&M announced its new concept Innovation Stories which will launch multiple collections this year, each representing a sustainable process and alternative materials and with Science Story, its debut […]

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 […]

Telfar: Black-owned Fashion Brand Wins Design Award For Vegan Leather Shopping Bag

4 Mins Read Black-owned fashion label Telfar recently won a Design Museum award for creating a vegan-leather, gender-neutral shopping bag aiming to redefine the stereotypical concept of luxury fashion being only white, privileged, and aspirational. Founded back in 2005 in New York City by Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens and his business partner Babak Radbo, Telfar won the Fashion […]

MycoWorks Closes US$45M In Star-Studded Series B To Scale-Up Animal-Free Reishi Leather For Consumer Launch

3 Mins Read Alternative mycelium-based material firm MycoWorks has announced the completion of a US$45 million Series B funding round, which will go towards the scale-up of its Reishi animal-free leather material. The round saw participation from major institutions and VCs, as well as a number of high-profile celebrities and fashion brands amid the growing demand from consumers […]