Mexican Entrepreneurs Create Cactus Leather, Saving 1 Billion Animals and Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

The clamour for eco-friendly, sustainable materials is reaching an all-time high, and at the forefront of this movement is an innovative Mexican textile enterprise Desserto ready to disrupt the fashion industry. 

Let's be honest—the leather industry, regardless of its origins—animal or synthetic—has long been mired in controversies over sustainability and ethical considerations. The conventional leather production process is enshrouded in secrecy, facing criticism for animal welfare issues, reliance on harmful chemicals, and even contributing to deforestation. 

Here comes Desserto—the invention of Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cazarez. Desserto presents a solution that is as environmentally friendly as it is luxuriously appealing. Its manufacturing method is a harmonious blend of eco-friendly and cruelty-free practices. 

Desserto leather stands out not just for its sustainability, but also for its robustness and premium quality. This isn't just another contender; it's a groundbreaking alternative that's making waves in the fashion industry. 

Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cazarez have demonstrated that sustainability and elegance can coexist, forever changing our perception and interaction with fashion. 

Some of the most iconic brands they worked with in the fashion industry are Givenchy, Altuzarra, Onitsuka Tiger, Karl Lagerfeld and Balenciaga. On the super yacht side, they partnered with Oceanco in Aeolus and the automotive industry with BMW and Mercedes-Benz

Immerse yourself in the inspiring tale of Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cazarez, the geniuses behind Desserto. Read our interview and accompany us in the sustainable revolution!