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Seringueira
Material Name: 

Couro Vegetal da Amazônia

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2016

HQ: 

Brazil

TRL: 

3

Founder(s): 

Wilson Antônio Manzoni

Website: 
About the Company

Seringueira Produtos Sustentáveis is a family business based in the north of Brazil founded by the artisan Wilson Antônio Manzoni, a pioneer in the commercialization of products used by the ‘seringueiros’ (rubber tree tapper), including shoes and bags made of latex from the rubber trees.

Material

Vegetable leather is made in a cotton framed structure and covered with latex. The latex dries to produce a texture resembling to animal leather and can be made in various colors.

Technology

Similar to other Amazon rubber tree tappers, latex extraction is done on a schedule in order to protect the trees. The first stage of production is bathing cotton fabrics with latex already mixed with a stabilizer. The fabric can be smoked and vulcanized in special greenhouses, depending on the final product required, or dried in the sun.

Applications

Seringueira Produtos Sustentáveis manufactures shoes, bags, wallets, and other accessories in cooperation with other Brazilian communities.

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

Seringueira leather sample.

Seringueira plant-based leather backpack.

Seringueira leather sandals.

Images: Seringueira Produtos Sustentáveis.