Turkish company launches vegan leather from tea waste

Turkey is converting tea waste into a leather alternative for the fashion industry.


Cleverly named Wastea, the product looks and feels like leather and is as durable. It is also cruelty free, more eco-friendly, and water, stain-, and fire-resistant. Different grades range from 45% and 95% biobased,

depending on the polyurethane backing. The material can be dyed, embossed, or stitched.


Source: The Digest (Extracts), Courtesy: Tea Exporters’ Association Sri Lanka

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