Our material philosophy

At ALEAF, we curate materials that are kind to the Earth, providing sustainable and innovative alternatives to traditional textiles. Let us take you on a journey to discover how our commitment to sustainability translates into our choice of materials.

  • Desserto

  • Piñatex

  • Malai

  • Handloom

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Desserto key features:

  • 🌱 Organically grown : Desserto is organically produced enabling environmental preservation as no chemicals are used.
  • 🌍 Carbon negative : The Nopal Cacti ranch is carbon negative. In 14 acres of organic cactus plantation, 8100 tons of CO2 is absorbed annually.
  • 💧Water efficient : Cactus plants are water-efficient, requiring minimal irrigation.
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Piñatex key features:

  • 💰 Additional income : 100+ jobs are created in rural Philippine communities and the sale of waste pineapple leaves provides local farmers with additional revenue.
  • 🌍 Carbon emissions reduction : In making Piñatex, 264 tons of Carbon Dioxide are saved by using instead of burning 825 tons of waste from the pineapple harvest.
  • 🌈 Organic dyes : Piñatex is dyed using GOTS certified dyes to achieve their range of colors.
  • ♻️ Recyclable : Piñatex can be repurposed at the end of its life, protecting soil from erosion.
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Malai key features:

  • 💦 Water Resistant : Malai offers a durable, water-resistant material for a range of products.
  • ♻️ Biodegradable : At the end of its lifecycle, Malai can be composted, leaving no trace behind.
  • 🔄 Waste Transformation : Malai transforms coconut water waste from other industries into a useful and beautiful material.
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Handloom key features:

  • 🌿 Sustainably Sourced : Pure, natural cotton ensures minimal environmental impact and maximum comfort.
  • 🖐 Artisan Crafted : Each weave is a testament to the skills passed down through generations, celebrating Sri Lankan craftsmanship.
  • 🔄 Empowering Communities : Our collaboration with Selyn directly benefits the local artisans, uplifting and providing them with sustainable livelihoods.
  • 🎨 Timeless Appeal : Handloom offers a unique texture and aesthetic, blending tradition with modern-day fashion sensibilities.
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Embark on an ethical fashion journey

With a better understanding of the unique natural materials we employ, why not delve into our product range? Join us on our journey to a more sustainable, compassionate world.