This fully biodegradable leather is welded together from waste

Get the Full StoryMirum is the latest entry in the attempt to make a cheap, sustainable cow-free leather.

Vegan leather shoes are typically made from plastics like polyurethane so even though they might avoid the carbon footprint and animal welfare issues of raising cattle, they aren t exactly environmentally friendly. Even plant-based leather typically uses plastic resin or glue to hold the material together. And while some companies work on lab-grown collagen or leather made from mushroom roots, those aren t widely available and can be difficult to scale up. A new leather brand thinks it has technology that could make plant-based leather without any plastic mainstream.Read Full Story