What is Apple Skin vegan leather?
Apple Skin is a sustainable alternative to real leather Made in Italy from fruits, in particular, from the skin and core waste of the food industry. Formed by regenerating discarded fruit fiber into a durable material, Apple Skin retains the classic aesthetic of natural leather, offering a standout addition to the modern collection of eco-friendly materials.
Who invented it?
This innovative technology belongs to FRUMAT, an Italian company founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Hannes Parth. Born in Trentino-Alto Adige, the northern region of Italy widely known for its apple production, FRUMAT was developed in response to the local issue of apple-waste and the increasing demand for ecological alternatives to leather. The resulting cellulose-based material features a variety of textures, thicknesses, embossing, and laser prints. Versatile, customizable and easily produced, Apple Skin is used throughout the industry.