Jacinto & Lirio, next-gen leather, alternative leather, leather substitute, plant-based leather.
Jacinto & Lirio
Material Name: 

n/a

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2009

HQ: 

Philippines

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

Anne Krystle Yee, Noreen Bautista, Patricia Lalisan, Ryan Pelongco, Charm Cruz.

Website: 
About the Company

Jacinto & Lirio is a Filipino social enterprise that transforms water hyacinth into sustainably made, multifunctional leather goods with a mission to empower families affected by the problem of water hyacinth infestation, thus generating a viable environmental, social and commercial solution for poverty-stricken communities and colonial mentality.

Material

Jacinto & Lirio's plant-based leather is made of water hyacinth, a plant that is found in abundance in the Philippines.

Technology

Jacinto & Lirio works together with local indigenous communities, through training people and a collaborative business model with the purpose of making a social impact on livelihoods, environmental protection and product innovation.

Applications

Accessories, home goods.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Brand material.

Jacinto & Liria card holder made with next-gen leather.

Jacinto & Liria bag made with next-gen leather.

Jacinto & Liria clutch made with next-gen leather.

Images credits: Jacinto & Lirio.