Have you heard about plant-based leather made of banana waste?

Have you heard about plant-based leather made of banana waste?

Did you know that 10,000 litres of water is required to make one leather bag?

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It goes without saying that if you are not working to help our slowly deteriorating environment, you are working against it. 

Part of working to help includes using environmentally-friendly products, living a sustainable lifestyle, sustainably using your food waste, and more. 

An Indian climate startup company named Banofi Leather has taken the lead in this by creating plant-based leather using banana crop waste. 

Banofi Leather was created by Jinali Mody and as stated on the website, the story behind the brand is "to break free from the status quo and make way for revolution." (Banofi Website)

Banofi Leather won the largest student entrepreneurship competition in the world, the Hult Prize 2023, and this was out of 10,000 startups!

"Banofi leather has significantly lower environmental impact than animal leather or plastic leather. This sustainable material has widespread applications across fashion, furniture and automotive industries." (Instagram)

Watch this short video of how they use banana crop waste to create plant-based leather. 

Courtesy of Instagram

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Banofi Leather was also featured on NBC News for its innovative business concept. 

Check out the report below, courtesy of Instagram

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