A sustainable, lab-grown alternative to animal leather

CO2 emissions and tanning chemicals cut by 90%.
Designed for high mechanical strength and durability.
Enables for endless softness and dyeing possibilities.

A material inspired by nature, with endless possibilities.

  • Same touch & feel
  • Enhanced performance
  • Outstanding creative potential
Leather was ranked the #1 most resource intensive material used in the fashion industry, far ahead of cotton or polyester
While animal leather is appreciated for its durability and aesthetics, it carries multiple environmental challenges : intensive natural resources use, animal welfare and working conditions concerns
75% of consumers view sustainability as a major decision factor when purchasing a fashion item.
Consumers want sustainable solutions, but when it comes to animal leather, none of the current alternatives are meeting the high bar set by brands across aesthetics, robustness and durability.
In traditional leather production, up to 80% of hides are left unused.
For many applications, leather needs to be exempt from defaults such as scratches or insect bites. As traditional leather production relies largely on cattle farming, up to 80% of hides are discarded due unmet quality standards.
Reducing CO2 emissions
According to the Ellen McArthur Foundation,”If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget”.
Based on an internal evaluation, FairCraft Leather’s carbon footprint is 1/10th of a traditional bovine leather, offering a great asset towards a cleaner fashion industry.
Celebrating traditional leather craftsmanship
Just like animal leather, our material is the result of a tanning process - except we are growing a ready-to-tan skin, from stem cells. This gives our lab-grown leather its incredible strength and durability, allowing traditional leather assembly techniques.
Opening new doors for leather goods design
More colors, more textures. Faircraft leather’s unique manufacturing process allows for endless pattern creation and dying possibilities.