APPLESKIN™: MATT & NAT's leather alternative is made from apple waste
Since their inception in 1995, MATT & NAT have never use any animal-based materials. Each season, they continue to utilise innovative methods and materials to produce high quality, timeless pieces. Their latest leather alternative is made from apple waste.
APPLESKIN™ is one of a growing cohort of biomaterials that are being created in order to mitigate the environmental impact of animal leather and its plastic alternatives.
The outer is made from the brand’s pioneering APPLESKIN™ leather and the interior lining is made from 100% recycled water bottles.
When apples are pressed for their juice, the leftover solids are called apple pomace. It's too good to be thrown away as organic waste. Due to its high cellulose content, it's ideal for upcycling into new fabrics.
The apple waste’s high content of polymers and short fibres provides strength and suppleness.
APPLESKIN™ utilises the leftover skins, cores, stems and seeds of apples after they’ve been juiced.
Apple waste is a completely renewable resource. This considerably reduces the CO2 impact compared to faux-leather, which is often created using 100% fossil fuels.