Growing vegan leather from coconut water
Dissatisfied with the lack of practical and stylish leather replacements, Susmith C. Suseelan, a product designer with years of experience as a papermaker, set out to make his own. With the help of Zuzana Gombosova, a designer and material researcher, they developed an environmentally and animal-friendly leather alternative called Malai, grown from bacterial cellulose and 100% vegan.
We caught up with Zuzana, to hear first-hand how the material came about and the future of this incredible fabric.
In This Video you'll Learn
- How Malai started
- How the material is made
- The positive environmental and social impact it has
- The types of products it is suited to
- The properties of malai
- How the fabric is naturally coloured
- How to get hold of it!
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