Desserto - Cactus Leather

Black wallet with chainDesserto is a highly sustainable plant based vegan-leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its great softness at touch while offering a great performance for a wide variety of applications and complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards. A_C Official's intention is to offer cruelty free, sustainable alternative, without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC. The result is a partially biodegradable material that operates as a carbon-sequestration field in the growth of it’s raw materials.

A_C Official is the first brand in Australia to be working with Desserto, which only launched in October 2019 and has subsequently won numerous Design Awards. After recently being named Finalists in the LVMH Innovation Awards, the sustainable leather alternative is derived from the cactus plant ‘Nopal’ or ‘Prickly Pear’ as it’s most commonly known. Harvested from their Mexican Cactus ranch, the innovators are able to avoid soil degradation as plants are not removed from the ground and only the mature stems are used in the Textile’s Raw Materials. The plantation regrows quickly with rainwater only, taking 6-8 weeks to be ready for harvest again, before cuttings are transported to their Textile Facility to be made into the patented a bio-based Leather Alternative.