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Frumat
Material Name: 

Appleskin™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2008

HQ: 

Italy

TRL: 

5

About the Company

Frumat, an Italian company founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Hannes Parth, develops and manufactures sustainable textiles using apple waste.

Material

Frumat as born in the northern region of Italy widely known for its apple production. AppleSkin™ was created in response to the local issue of apple waste and the increasing demand for ecological alternatives to leather. This next-gen material contains a minimum of 50% apple fiber and can be produced in a variety of textures, thicknesses, embossing, and laser prints.

Technology

Waste from apples cultivated in Italy is dried and crushed into a fine powder. The powder is then mixed with pigments and a binder and spread over a canvas until it solidifies into a skin-like material.

Applications

Apparel, footwear, accessories

Selected Brand Partnerships

Allégorie, Veerah, Samara, Womsh, Luxtra London, Komrads, Good Guys Don't Wear Leather, Skagen, Mochni, among others.

Allégorie backpack made with AppleSkin™ from Frumat

Allégorie backpack made with AppleSkin™ from Frumat

Boots from Good Guys Don't Wear Leather made with AppleSkin™ from Frumat

Boots from Good Guys Don't Wear Leather made with AppleSkin™ from Frumat

Luxtra shoulder bag made with AppleSkin™ from Frumat

Luxtra shoulder bag made with AppleSkin™ from Frumat