Desserto is an alternative to animal leather, which not only kills cows but produces unimaginable amounts of waste,
Desserto has patented a technology that transforms mature cactus leaves into a soft multipurpose
material. The product is aimed towards brands of all sizes who are looking to transform their respective
industries by taking a stand against the normalized unsustainability of leather.
Desserto is tackling the problems with traditional leather by offering a high-quality product to revolutionize the industry.
Using cactus just made sense. A native plant known for its stability and resilience, it was abundant and
carried symbolism of the place and culture of Mexico. “It is even on our flag”, Adrian pointed out to me.
Having raised no capital, they used money from their savings and family loans to begin a two-year R and
D process to make their envisioned product a reality. “At the beginning many people were skeptical
about the project and didn’t think it was going to be possible, but we stuck to it”, he explained.
Eventually they settled upon a cactus species, technology, and production cycle.
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