Introduction

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Food Waste

We live in a world where resources are becoming more scarce every day. Each year worldwide we throw away 1.3 billion tonnes of food. This is approximately one-third of all food production.

  • 45% of all fruit produced for consumption gets thrown away.
  • 30% of the earth’s agricultural land is used to produce food that eventually will be thrown away.
  • 40% of food harvested is left in the fields, because it does not meet the cosmetic standards for the supermarkets.

Food waste often occurs when the consumer buys too much or because retailers reject the food due to its “unfavorable” appearance. 

10% of all greenhouse gasses emitted in developed countries are used to produce food that will never be eaten. 

 

Leather Industry

The fashion industry is one of the most environmentally destructive industries in the world. It is responsible for 10% of all global carbon emissions. 

Every year, more than a billion animals are slaughtered for leather production. The cleaning process of these materials alone produces approximately 650 million kilos of CO2.

What if we did not see fruit waste as a residue, but instead as a valuable starting material? 

Over the years we have been experimenting on how to convert wasted fruit into leather-like material. By doing so, we are able to bring an eco-friendly and animal-friendly product to the market.

Fruitleather is a versatile material which can be made into footwear, fashion accessories, upholstery, furnishing, and more. But it doesn’t stop there, the possibilities are endless!

Will you join us in fighting fruit waste?