BERRIESTEX – VEGAN LEATHER
- story by LUCKYNELLY – BERLIN
Berlin based designer Christine Rochlitz and founder of the vegan and sustainable luxury designer handbags and accessories brand LUCKYNELLY – BERLIN has developed an innovative vegan material made from overripe strawberries waste, which offers a new alternative to (exotic) leathers.
Berriestex (berries/textile) is a vegan and sustainable material made from strawberries or other berries waste as overripe strawberries and their leaves stems and leaves.
The strawberries waste is mixed with different vegan and organic ingredients and becomes water resistent and durable through covering with a special plant oil-based liquid.
BERRIESTEX is 100% organic and sustainable. The finished material is flexible, sewable and is reminiscent of ostrich leather, due to the cores that can be seen in the finished material and impart a special structure.
The material can be used for the manufacture of unique, vegan luxury handbags or jewelry.
Handmade in Berlin.
Open for collaboration.
Find out more here.
Photos by Christine Rochlitz©