National Second prize winner

Waste Into Treasure

We turn apples into fashion


We turn biodegradable waste that is collected separately, like apple cores and peels or hops leaves, into a leather like material. The mechanical process has been improved and used by a few companies which still offer only small amounts and high prices, that’s where we want to differ.
Our goal is to enable a circular economy by connecting waste management with product designers thus reducing waste and minimizing the need for animal leather production and processing.
Through our research we found that the demand for sustainable clothing is on such a huge rise that market no longer needs educating on its importance yet there aren’t enough suppliers to cater to the consumers needs. While the green fashion market is rapidly growing we believe it will require an enormous change and our circular economy system might be the right answer. Franchised, this innovative business model will make sustainability affordable and accessible to young aspiring designers.

Quick facts

  • 2019 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Circular Economy
  • Slovenia

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  • Tina&Sara Kovacic - Founders

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