MINK, next-gen leather, alternative leather, leather substitute.
MINK
Material Name: 

N/A

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2000

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

2

Founder(s): 

Rebecca Mink

Website: 
About the Company

The MINK company was founded by activist and celebrity stylist Rebecca Mink as she searched for sustainable alternatives in luxury products. MINK launched the first luxury vegan shoe handmade in Italy in the year 2000. Over the years the MINK brand has made custom shoes for Miley Cyrus, Natalie Portman, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, and Jennifer Lopez leading in sustainable alternative leather goods. In 2016 MINK became a part owner of a tier Italian shoe factory creating a female owned and run factory producing brands such as CHANEL, Dolce & Gabbana, GUCCI, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo. MINK brand took advantage of its facilities and shoe masters to study, research and create its own plant-based leather. MINK partnered with the Material Science University in Milan, Italy in 2020 to invent a new plant-based leather.

Material

MINK is creating vegan leather made from reclaimed vegetables and fruits.

Technology

Information is forthcoming.

Applications

Fashion, footwear, interior design, automobiles, and boats.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Brand material.