Yes. All Desserto® materials are by far much more sustainable than animal leather, PU and also PVC.
Not yet, but we are getting there! Desserto® most advanced materials are currently 90% plant-based.
Yes. Desserto® materials are biodegradable under anaerobic thermophilic conditions. The biodegradation percentage varies from material to material depending on its formulation.
Desserto® is a different material by formulae, we create our own Bio-Polymer which is partially made from organic renewable compounds.
Environmentally friendly Bio-Polymers are those that are produced from renewable resource raw materials such as cactus or that are biodegradable or compostable. In this way demand for fossil fuels is reduced.
Yes. Desserto® materials can be either chemically or mechanically recycled.
Yes. If you need our team to formulate a bespoke material to comply with your company's RSL, please contact our team and we will make it happen!
Desserto® materials are colored from the bio-resin making step. Organic pigments are used along the natural cactus chlorophyll.
No. Desserto® materials are free of toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC.
Yes. All Desserto® materials are vegan approved and certified since there are no animal origin components in our formulations. Click here to view our certifications.
Yes. Desserto® is much more sustainable than animal leather not only from the formulation but also form the production side. Keep it cruelty-free! Learn more.
Yes. Cactus is one of the most sustainable raw materials that you could ever rely on to make a product thanks to its intrinsic sustainability and resilience. This plant by its own right should be among the miracles of nature! Learn more.
Yes. The more cactus we plant, the more we enrich micro-flora and micro-fauna of abandoned arid soil, we enrich biodiversity, absorb CO2, reforest and generate green jobs! Learn more.
Yes. We offer recycled contents in some of our materials as a backer by using recycled cotton, polyester, nylon and mixes of them. All Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified. Learn more.
Yes. You can contact our team to request a bespoke material development that fits your company technical, aesthetic and sustainability needs.
Yes. We can customize your own material matching the desired texture and Pantone subjected to an MOQ.
No. Each Desserto® material was developed for a specific application and performance. If you have specific technical or sustainability needs, please let our experts know, so we can offer you the best solution.
Yes. We have developed a specific formulation for footwear applications. Therefore if you plan to make footwear with Desserto®, please contact our experts to show you our specific footwear qualities.
Yes. Desserto® has developed several materials that are as resistant as leather. If the application of your choice requiere specific technical performance, please let our experts know so they can walk you through the options that we have developed for you.
No. But please let our experts know what is the desired performance and application that you plan to make with Desserto® so we can offer you the best material for your creation.
Yes. Desserto® innovation has been brought to an industrial scale and it is available worldwide.
At this point in time, unless you are an OEM, Deserttex® is not available. We thank you for your interest, and when it's widely available we will let you know.
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