Fossil joins the growing ranks of fashion brands in turning away from classic animal materials by launching a range of all plant-based cactus leather tote bags. The traditional watch brand departs from its usual product to present the Kier Cactus Leather Totes from cactus leather made in Mexico by the Desserto brand. The new bins will include foam, wine, brown and brown options for $ 298 each.
Upon discovering Desserto’s caucus leather, we weren’t only excited about the versatility, durability and luxurious feel of the material itself, but also the incredible process by which it is made – without irrigation, herbicides or pesticides. and sun-dried, ”said a spokesperson for Fossil VegNews. “We were so inspired by their incredibly energy efficient process as well as the passion behind Dessrto’s mission to create sustainable solutions. “
The brand is committed to moving its business towards more sustainable practices after launching its commitment to sustainable development Make Time for Good. Fossil is actively trying to source materials from more environmentally friendly manufacturers. In two years, Fossil developed the Kier Cactus Leather Totes line with Desserto Leather, a much more durable leather product made from organically grown nopal leaves rather than animal skin. The tote bag saves 7.5 liters of water per bag in its production process, reducing both the carbon footprint and the water footprint of the company.
“Many of our customers are looking to make more lasting changes in their daily lives and in their fashion choices,” said a spokesperson for Fossil. “We were delighted to find a vegan alternative that is still relatively new to the fashion industry: cactus leather. We weren’t only excited about the versatility and luxurious feel of the material itself, but also the incredible process by which it is made.
Entrepreneurs Adrian Lopez Verlade and Marte Cazarez left their jobs in 2017 to develop their Desserto brand. The two innovators unveiled their vegan material at the Lineapelle international leather fair in Milan, Italy, after just two years of development. After its international debut, more and more companies began to use the pair’s revolutionary fashion material. Sports brand Sanabul launched its “Los Cactus” line of boxing gloves in vegan cactus leather last year. Fashion giant H&M also showcased its Science Story collection in the United States and Canada, incorporating Desserto cactus leather into a wide selection of clothing and accessories.
Over the past year, several large fashion companies have decided to include vegetable leather in their new clothes and shoes. Earlier this year, Adidas announced it would use mushroom leather while Nike launched its first pair of SB Dunks in vegan leather. The whole fashion market is adopting vegan leather as a viable material. Fossil plans to continue using Desserto in its future ranges, with the aim of maintaining its commitment to sustainability.