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Leather Made Out of Fruit? Believe It or Not, This is a Thing!

Updated: Jun 18, 2022

If you're like most people, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fruit is eating it. However, did you know that fruit can also be made into leather? Believe it or not, this is a thing! In this blog post, we will go over the different types of leather made out of fruits.

Apple leather

Apple leather is a strong, durable, and versatile material that is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of applications. It is made from the discarded peels of apples, which would otherwise go to waste. Apple leather is breathable, UV resistant and hypoallergenic, making it an ideal material for clothing and accessories. In addition, apple leather comes in a variety of textures, thicknesses, and colors, and it can be embossed or laser-printed with nearly any design. While it is not yet widely available, apple leather is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional leather that is sure to become more popular in the years to come.

Banana Leather

Banana leather is a type of leather made from, you guessed it, bananas! More specifically, it is made from the fibers of the banana plant's stem. Unlike traditional leather, which is made from animal skin, banana leather is completely vegan. It is also extremely durable and waterproof, making it an ideal material for a wide range of products. Bananas are grown in tropical regions all over the world, so banana leather has the potential to replace cowhide leather as the preferred material for many products - however, it is still quite rare and hard to find. Nevertheless, its popularity is on the rise, and as more people become aware of its benefits, demand for banana leather is likely to increase. So if you're looking for something unique and exotic, keep an eye out for products made from this fascinating material.

Mango Leather

Mango leather is a natural fiber that is derived from discarded mango fruits. It is biodegradable and relatively sustainable to produce. Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away, and farmers leave up to 40% of their harvest in the fields because it does not meet cosmetic standards for the supermarkets. These discarded mangos can then be used to create mango leather. Mango leather is durable, uncommon, and increasing in popularity and demand. However, it can be difficult to find as it is not yet widely produced.


Pinatex is a strong, long-lasting, water-resistant material that is gaining popularity due to its many uses. It can be used for wallets, purses, handbags, apparel, and more. Pinatex is also more affordable than other leather alternatives on the market. Additionally, it has passed ISO international standards tests for seam rupture, tear resistance, tensile strength, light and colorfastness, and abrasion resistance. This makes pinatex an excellent choice for those looking for a durable and versatile material.

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