New eco-chic bags are made of water lily leather06/06/2011 | 03:01 PM
When you say leather, quality comes to mind. Also, animals. But one social enterprise has come up with a leather product that won’t get complaints from animal activists.
Water hyacinth leather is the main material used in the handmade bags by Jacinto&Lirio, the flagship brand of EcoIngenuity Inc.
A chocolicious tangerine dream of water lily leather.Since 2009, the company has been showcasing their innovation in the form of fashionable bags made from water hyacinth, the pest plant commonly called water lily. It is known as the most damaging aquatic plant worldwide, with its capability to reproduce at an extraordinary rate. The pesky plant grows in mats up to two meters wide and clogs up waterways, reducing light and oxygen, changing water chemistry and affecting local flora and fauna.
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