Cactus Leather Alternative

POLOLO sneakers made from cactus leather alternative
Mexican company presented innovative material to the trade public for the first time in 2019

A Mexican material alternative made from the leaves of the prickly pear cactus has convinced POLOLO.

Convincing alternative to animal and artificial leather

A young company from Mexico had the vision to create a vegan alternative to animal leather. They found this in the leaves of the prickly pear cactus (Nopal). The innovative material made from it was presented to the trade public for the first time at the International Leather Fair in Milan at the end of 2019.
The claim is basically to do without harmful substances in the production process and still meet the high technical requirements of the industry – this material has such outstanding properties in terms of elasticity and adaptability as well as breathability, but also resistance and durability, that it is a serious competitor to animal and artificial leather.

100% vegan sneakers made from a cactus leather alternative

POLOLO itself is on the lookout for new ecological, modern solutions and materials for the production of beautiful contemporary children’s shoes, because concern for the environment and the future consequently requires innovative, climate and environmentally friendly solutions for the production of shoes and clothing.
After a long search for a beautiful material supplement for the POLOLO shoe collection that was independent of leather, it was found in the young company in Mexico. The material properties and the fact that the prickly pears are cultivated there in a controlled organic way (coc) were convincing. The POLOLO sneakers, made in Spain from the vegan material obtained from this, are equipped with very flexible soles and inner linings made of microfibre.