Mimco Creates Vegan 'Leather' Bags Made Out Of Discarded Apple Peels

Mimco is the latest to join a surprisingly long list of famous fashion brands that offer PETA-approved products.

You know how the saying goes: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well now there's a new, savvy way to deal with all the apples being tossed in your direction.

Apple peel leather is becoming an increasingly popular innovation in the fashion world, and it's as easy on the earth as it is on the eye.

The faux leather material is typically made from apple peels discarded by the juicing industry, meaning that not only is it completely vegan, it also works as an effective waste solution.



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A leather-like substance can be made from a number of different fruits -- most popularly, pineapples, oranges and apples.

Renowned accessories brand Mimco are now sporting the PETA tick of approval with their latest range, all made from apple peel leather. Called the 'Gala Collection', the handbags look and feel like the brand's traditional leather products, just with an animal-friendly twist.

An increasing number of brands are making the jump towards vegan and environmentally-friendly fashion. And it's not just your bohemian Byron May market stalls, either. These are the fashion brands you probably didn't realise sport the PETA-Approved Vegan logo.


The Perth-based label is entirely vegan and has been spotted on some of the world's biggest celebs, such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue. The brand is well-known for it's shimmery prints and affinity for sparkles.


Stocked through The Iconic, the capsule collection is all about faux wool and faux leather.

Monkee Genes

The UK denim brand uses ethically-produced organic cotton for all of their garments.


The Aussie footwear label is a big favourite among influencers and fashionistas. Their popular Venice heels and Inka slides are all made from certified vegan leather.

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