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Hardly the ‘Holy Grail’: Why Fashion Needs to ‘Level Up’ on Plant-Based Leather

The Rivet 50 is calling for nominations for leaders in the denim industry in 5 categories: design, influencer, leadership, sustainability and supply chain. Nominations close on May 23.

For consumers who are often forced to choose between goods that potentially harm animals and those that drip with fossil fuels, the latest breed of plant-based leathers seems to provide the perfect no-compromise solution. But ersatz hides made from cactus fronds, pineapple leaves, grape skins or apple peels may not be as natural, sustainable or…

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