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Replant: Carbon Negative Premium Alt Leather from Agricultural Waste

Sustainable materials brand von Holzhausen introduces Replant Leather, a plastic and animal-free material made from repurposed agricultural fibers — a routinely burned waste that releases CO2 and toxins into the soil. 

von Holzhausen claims that Replant Leather, comprised of 60% of waste fibers, is the company’s most sustainable alt material: The agricultural waste fibers used start off with a negative carbon footprint and use zero gases or petrochemicals in the process and are traceable to the source.

“Replant is an ultra-premium, high-performance material that revolutionizes the way we think about agricultural waste,” says von Holzhausen.

A unique and highly tactile feel

Besides its sustainability claims, Replant Leather offers an ultra-premium, high-performance alternative to leather. “Boasting a unique and highly tactile feel” has multiple applications for the fashion, furniture, and sports industries.

According to von Holzhausen, Replant’s smooth material weighs less than animal leather but provides durability.  It has been designed to resist stains, scratches, and water.

For the launch, von Holzhausen created eight modern earth-inspired colors, including Sumi, Bone, and Beet. And to showcase the new leather, the company re-conceived an iconic chair — the Soriana Chair, designed in 1969 by Tobia and Afra Scarpa —into a new low-carbon classic using Replant.


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