Cactus Leather, the Latest Step to Saving Planet Earth

Adrian Lopez Velarde and his business partner Marte Cazarez have made a huge step towards conserving the environment by inventing vegan leather from Nopal cacti. Prior to the invention, they dealt in fashion. They also dealt with furniture automotive.

It took two years for their hard labor to bear fruit, in July 2019. They favored cacti for its drought resistance and because there is plenty of it in Mexico. It can also survive in extremely cold weather. Their ranch is in Zacatecas.

Cacti leather has no toxic chemicals. It comes in various thicknesses, textures, and colors.

The process includes harvesting mature cacti leaves. These are then cleaned and mashed, and sun-dried for three days. It will then be ready to include in the leather formula. The texture is like real leather and therefore can be used for bags, shoes, belts, and other leather products.

Social media feedback is receptive to the idea. Many have applauded their efforts. Some are appealing to investors on their behalf. Many would rock the fashion items crafted from vegan leather.

The need to save the planet for future generations has never been more important than it is right now. This sentiment was reiterated by former US President, Barack Obama.

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