This is a video from Business Insider detailing the process by which Dutch company Fruitleather makes vegan leather from mangoes that didn’t pass quality control from a fruit importer (which they get for free!). The process basically involves removing the seeds, pureeing the fruit and introducing a proprietary mix of additives that make the puree more “leather-like” before spreading out the mixture and dehydrating it. Afterwards, the sheets are sent to a leather finishing facility, who add the same protective layer to the exterior of the fruit leather that they would regular leather. And the rest, my friends, is next year’s Air Jordans history.
Keep going for the video while I cram four Fruit Roll-Ups in my mouth at once in solidarity.