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Is ‘Wine Leather’ the Future of Footwear?

Fashion is at a crossroads: continue with cutting-edge strategies developed to persevere during Covid or slide back into familiar (yet unprofitable) habits? Get the experts' perspective at our in-person Sourcing Summit, Oct. 19 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

The footwear and apparel industry is rife with innovations that seek to reduce dependence on traditionally employed materials—like leather—that wield adverse environmental implications. From mushrooms to cactus and pineapple leaves, brands and material innovators continue to hack into bio-based solutions that mimic the look and feel of animal hide, but are often made from flora…

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