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Fabric made from apple waste

Japanese studio Sozai Center developed a flexible, fabric-like sheet material called Adam, made from waste from apples.

Aomori Prefecture is one of Japan’s leading apple producing regions. The apples are used in various processed products, but only the juice and fruit. The rest is discarded as waste.

To counter this, Sozai Center developed Adam. The fabric is made from 100% apple pomace from local farmers, including the apple cores and seeds. The pomace is turned into a powder, which is used in the making of the sheet material. The material is made without artificial colouring.

Adam can be used to make small accessories, but also in furniture finishes. With a thickness of 0.6 mm and up, it is highly water-resistant and scratch-resistant. It is also easy to maintain and can be wiped clean with water or a neutral detergent.

Sozai Center used the material to make a crossbody pouch and a card case.

Photos: Sozal Center