Luckynelly, next-gen leather, alterntive leather, berries leather, tangerine leather.
Luckynelly
Material Name: 

Berriestex, Citrustex

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2012

HQ: 

Germany

TRL: 

3

Founder(s): 

Christine Rochlitz

Website: 
About the Company

Luckynelly is a luxury PETA-approved vegan label from Berlin. The founder, Christine Rochlitz, is the designer and creator of its collection of handbags and accessories and she has also developed its own next-gen materials as alternatives for leather: Citrustex and Berriestex.

Material

Citrustex is a vegan and sustainable material made from tangerine peels or other citrus fruits waste.

Berriestex is a vegan and sustainable material made from strawberries or other berries waste as overripe strawberries and their leaves stems and leaves.

Technology

Citrustex (citrus/textile): The tangerine peels are mixed with different vegan and organic ingredients and become water-resistant and durable through covering with special plant-oil based liquids and plant-based waxes. The finished material is flexible, sewable and has an interesting pattern in a yellowish-orange color. It is 100% organic and does not contain PVC or PU.

Berriestex (berries/textile): The strawberries’ waste is mixed with different vegan and organic ingredients and becomes water-resistant and durable through covering with a special plant-oil based liquid. The finished material is flexible, sewable and is reminiscent of ostrich leather, due to the pores that can be seen in the finished material and impart a special structure.

Applications

Fashion, acessories.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Brand material.

Handbag made with Citrustex by Luckynelly.

Handbag made with Citrustex by Luckynelly.

Handbag made with Berriestex by Luckynelly.

Handbag made with Berriestex by Luckynelly.

Images credits: Luckynelly.