Our 8 Eye Boot's leather alternative is made with waste from commercial pineapple farming. This nearly closed-loop fabric prevents the scrap from being incinerated which would result in increased methane production. Not only does this create a new, clean revenue stream for local farmers, but once the fiber is up-cycled, remaining biomass is then leveraged as fertilizer and biofuel.
The corn-derived PLA fibers used in creating the mesh are biodegradable, unlike most leather alternatives. The fabric is dyed black using GOTS certified pigments. Following C2C's guidelines, no toxic materials are used in its production process.
This fabric is 100% free from animal products.