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[StartUp] WASTEA : A new material made from tea waste revolutionizing the fashion industry

Le 29/03/2024

Wastea emerges as a novel choice to traditional leather, ingeniously repurposing tea waste that would otherwise be disposed of in landfills or burned

Finding new ways to express creativity through materials without harming the environment or animals has now become an almost everyday task for many professionals and has always been a fascinating challenge for fashion, interior and product designers. In this scenario, the innovative material called Wastea, developed by the Turkish company Scays Group, also comes into play.

Replicating the look and feel of leather, the sense of comfort and the warmth to the touch, as well as that perception of a strong, valuable and durable material has been a focal point in the industry, which has focussed efforts to develop more eco-friendly and cruelty-free alternatives providing the same mechanical performances and aesthetics.

This led to the manufacturing of many types of synthetic leathers, produced starting from chemical compounds, that eventually brought to market many PVC- or synthetic PU coated fabrics.

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Source : designwanted