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Created from bamboo, the world's most renewable material, Banbū Leather is a next generation leather alternative that's 83% plant-based, biodegradable in a landfill, yet just as supple and durable as leather. Feels like lambskin with a smooth, natural grain and low shine.

Interested in custom colors, grains and finishes? Email us at to get started.

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Sustainability Highlights

83% Plant-based

⅓ Less water consumption compared to plants like cotton

Biodegrades completely in a landfill in less than 250 days

5× Lighter than cow leather

From FSC certified bamboo viscose yarn
Product Details
Topcoat Content: 65% Plant-Based
35% Solvent-Free PU
Backing Fabric Content: 100% Bamboo Fiber
Total Plant-Based Content: 64.2% - 83% depending on the application
Width: 54 Inches
Weight: 548.73 g/m2
Thickness: 0.9 ±0.05 mm
Biodegradation: 100% Biodegradation in a landfill in 250 days

ISO 3795
Test 5 Samples (warp/weft)

Tear Strength:
ISO 337-2/tM30
Bidirection N (warp/weft)

Seam Strength:
Simulation test
N (warp/weft)

ISO 17706/ISO 3376
% (warp/weft)

Bally Flex:
FLTM BN 162-01
Room Temperature Dry
200,000 OK

Taber Abrasion:
SAE J948
CS-10 wheels, 1000g load, 1,000 cycles


The best way to take care of Banbū is to prevent dirt from accumulating on it.

For best results:

  • Wipe up spills as soon as they happen.
  • Clean gently using soap and water.
  • Rinse the area thoroughly.
  • Dry with a soft cloth.

The above suggestions are guidelines, not guarantees. Be sure to use all cleaning and disinfecting products safely and as instructed.

Our materials are largely stain-resistant, but even they can’t handle permanent ink.

Some clothing and accessories may have dyes that can stain the material. Dark denim, for example, is notoriously transferable and hard to remove. The climate and humidity level where you live may also impact dye transfer. It’s hard to control, not always preventable and may be irreversible.