Vegan Cactus Leather

Pursuing our commitment to conscious footwear, at Yves Carter Studios we have been working tirelessly to develop an innovative vegan material. In collaboration with DESSERTO of a highly sustainable plant-based vegan material, we have created our first Low Top made of cactus a leather alternative.

Standing out for its low ecological footprint, softness, and durability. Made in Mexico, in the state of Zacatecas, from the mature leaves of the plant without damaging the cactus. Free of chemicals, cactus material is a sustainable alternative. In addition, the cactus plantation has been certified organic by the USDA. Our cactus material has been approved by PETA. 

The cactus plantation is fully organic with no herbicides and pesticides used and no harm to biodiversity. Sustainable and economical, the cactus plantation only requires small amount of rainwater and earth minerals. Cultivated only with rainwater and minerals, at an altitude of 2500m, the plantation is 100% organic in order to preserve the local biodiversity. Harvesting takes place every six to eight months, giving the plant time to regenerate. After cutting the mature leaves, they are dried under the sun for a few days. Then, they are transformed into vegan leather thanks to DESSERTO patented formula.