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palm leather

tjeerdveenhoven.com

Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven is the mastermind behind this innovative material: palm leather. By soaking palm leaves in a biodegradable solution they turn soft and stay that way forever. With this, Veenhoven has found a way upgrade a waste product into a durable material that is reminiscent of leather and rubber.

The picture above shows Veenhoven’s Resort Sandal, a cheap and sustainable replacement for the plastic flip flops so many of us around the globe wear.

Read more about Veenhoven and his work here.

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