Chi Ri-Cerca Trova: From the cactus comes Desserto, the vegan, performance material



A life form capable of surviving in one of the most hostile environments on the planet being transformed into a innovative material with surprising properties. There is a bit of poetry in the story of Desserto, a plant material created by Mexican company Adriano Di Marti as an alternative to leather using the leaves of the Nopal cactus.


Soft to the touch and partially biodegradable. Desserto is free of toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC. As virtuous as it is versatile, it offers optimal performance for a wide variety of applications: it has the technical specifications required by the fashion, leather goods, luxury packaging and furniture industries, while meeting quality and environmental standards.


From the success of Desserto came Deserttex, an exclusive automotive material that aims to provide premium brands with a highly sustainable material that meets industry standards. It was recently used to upholster the seats of the new Vision EQXX, Mercedes' new electric car. 





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