Cactus Leather Vegan Bags, Shoes & Accessories

Cactus Leather is a premium sustainable vegan leather made from cacti produced by Desserto® that's flexible, hard-wearing, water resistant – and beautiful. The world's first highly sustainable and environmentally friendly organic material made of Nopal cactus (also known as the prickly pear), it's produced in a large variety of colours, thicknesses and textures, and used by several of our luxury vegan brands, including Frida Rome, LUXTRA London, Thalie Paris, Carmona Collection and Bohema. Take a look at our stylish Cactus Leather products, including cactus leather shoes,  cactus leather handbags, and accessories.

For more information about this amazing vegan leather made from cacti, read our article Why Cactus Leather is the Hottest New Vegan Leather. Find our more about all vegan leathers in our article Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Vegan Leather.

Love sustainable vegan leathers? Take a look at our edits for Apple Leather, Grape Leather, Pinatex and Cork Leather.

And explore our vegan shoe and vegan bag categories to see our popular collections of vegan trainersvegan bootsvegan sandalsvegan flatsvegan heels and vegan loafers, and our vegan backpacksvegan tote bagsvegan crossbody bags and vegan shoulder bags; most are made in vegan leather.

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Cactus leather is one of a new generation of plant-based leather alternatives. Naturally, it’s 100% vegan and eco-friendly so it’s being rapidly taken up by designers and brands looking for a greener substitute for animal leather. 

Cactus leather is made from the leaves of the nopal cactus plant, also known as the prickly pear, a plant that grows profusely in Mexico. Cactus leather is a breathable, water-resistant material, and is being widely used not only in fashion but also in furniture and car interiors. 

Firstly, animal leather is frequently not biodegradable because of the chemicals used in the tanning process, and coatings of plastic added for durability. Plant-based vegan leathers are partially biodegradable, but they often include small amounts of synthetic materials that aren’t always biodegradable but do make them more durable and water-resistant. Cactus leather supplier Desserto offers a material that is biodegradable under anaerobic thermophilic conditions.

Cactus leather is a modern plant-based alternative to traditional vegan plastic-based leathers. Cactus leather is produced by a company called Desserto and made from the prickly pear cactus, a plant that grows abundantly in Mexico and elsewhere. This material is kinder to both animals and the environment than animal skins, as it avoids the devastating environmental impact of cattle rearing, which contributes to deforestation, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and many other problems.

Clean cactus leather with a soft, dirt-free cloth. For stubborn marks or dirt, use a small amount of detergent with warm water. Avoid using solvents, harsh chemicals or heavy-duty household cleaning products.

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