Vegan materials just keep getting better, more innovative, more low-impact

Average 165 million land animals (not counting chickens) killed "in an intensely violent and cruel industry" for food in the U.S. each year. It's why, she says, "The future is in vegan fashion

And while the most commonly known vegan leather is still "pleather"— PU or PVC, neither sustainable nor biodegradable

The founders of Mexico-based company Desserto, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, gained firsthand knowledge of leather's environmental hazards

After much research, they found their answer in cactus — the most abundant plant in Mexico, and one that is both regenerative

When Parth decided he wanted to create a material from food waste so as to not create more waste, he experimented — starting back in 2007 — with the skins of everything from carrots and sugarcane to grapes

Collected bark is dried for six months, then the shavings are boiled and steamed to improve their elasticity, molded into blocks and sliced into thin sheets

Mylo, created and patented by Bolt Threads in California, is made of mycelium cells — from the underground root-like system of mushrooms