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Malai: A Kerala company is making leather from coconut water


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The pleather is biodegradable and compostable. Its primary raw material is a kind of bacterial cellulose drawn from the water of mature coconuts.​


No animals were harmed in the making of this leather. Kerala’s coconuts are being used to make a textured, water-resistant pleather, used in bags, pouches, wallets and shoes.

Behind the innovative material is a company called Malai — Hindi for Cream, and also a term used for the soft milky flesh of a fresh coconut. Malai was launched in 2018 by Zuzana Gombosova, a material researcher and fashion designer from Slovakia, and CS Susmith, a product designer from Kerala. Susmith has since moved on and Gombosova heads the company with a new business partner from Kerala named Aqeel Sait.

Hare Krsna !!!

Thank you for posting this article.
It's amazing and lovely.
I personally feel we can give the price.

Haribol !!!

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