30 Apr '13, 8pm
New in our Fabrictionary: Palm leather, a sturdy, biodegradable, and 100% vegan textile made from palm leaves
in the Netherlands using the leaves of the Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) . b: Made by soaking the plant matter in a special biological solution that leaves it supple and pliable. c: A biodegradable, 100 percent vegan material with some of the properties of animal leather and rubber. 2: Natural variations in color provide plenty of design potential. 3 a: Suitable for a wide range of products, including bags , footwear , and journal covers . b: Opens opportunities for artisans in South India, where the leaves and the skills to manipulate them are common.