So far we are very familiar with Pinatex, material made out of pineapple leafs fibre in Phillipines, quite new Mexican leather made from cactuses, and grape leather produced in Italy. What do we have in Poland? We produce tonnes (in season 500 tonnes per day) of apple pomace. Architects Aleksandra Kantor and Katarzyna Szpicmacher have found a way to use it.
Leather is going out of date. Conscious consumers (yes, You!) are looking for alternatives, which are more environment, people and animala friendly, because leather is definitely not – but we will talk about it next time.
One of the main features that make shoes from spring-summer collection produced under the Fairma Ethical Design brand so comfortable is a special onSteam® microfiber (by the Spanish company Morón) used for the lining. It is very similar in touch and appearance to leather, but outcompetes it in many ways.