100% CRUELTY FREE — MADE WITH AGRICULTURAL WASTE
100% CRUELTY FREE — MADE WITH AGRICULTURAL WASTE
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Fiber Index  /  Cactus Leather

Origin: Mexico


From its harvest cycle to its durability, cactus leather has proved to be a strong plant-based alternative to animal leather. Even compared to other crops, nopal cactus has the upper hand. The plants continue to thrive as they are repeatedly harvested for 8 years, and they do not require any irrigation or pesticides! This creates a drastic cut in emissions (water, carbon, and chemicals) compared to harvesting cow hides or creating plastic. Cactus leather has proved to be a great native species for Mexico which will help revert land use change.

The cactus is harvested, cleaned, and processed into a powder. Byproduct of this separation is sent to the food industry. What remains is the protein of a nopal plant which is then backed with both recycled cotton and recycled polyester to increase durability.  The supple face of the fabric you will notice is the cactus itself.

The mill has received the LVMH Innovation Award, Green Product Award, PETA Business Friends Certification, and many others. Simply put, it's an amazing example of carbon negative farming. Currently, the mill generates 15.30 tons of CO2 annually while its small 14 acre farm absorb 8,100 tons of CO2.

Harvesting cactus saves

164,650.00% of water
+
1,864.02% greenhouse gas emissions

compared to harvesting animals

Meet Our Cactus Leather Mill

Cactus Leather Offerings
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# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠
# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠

# GI - 3001 - 20 - 284⁠

$280.00

RAW STRAIGHT LEG JEANS

13.75 oz raw selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Grown within 300 miles of our Louisiana mill. Woven on White Oak Draper X3 shuttle looms. Foam dyed indigo. Recycled brass hardware. Cactus leather back patch. Locally made cotton care labels and pocket bags. Vegan ink stamp. Chainstitch at leg opening.

High rise with straight leg. Red selvedge preserved. 34" inseam. Please refer to size chart and guidance below.

Grown, milled, and made in the United States.

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Made to be worn. Wash with cool water and gentle soap. Then, line dry. For the best indigo fades, check out our denim care guide.

Delivered in a 100% organic cotton produce bag. Grown, milled, and made in Mexico. Shipped in our post-consumer kraft mailer. Please reuse until rendered functionless. Then, recycle or compost.

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