Malai : Kerala based firm supplies coconut leather to other artisanal brands making vegan leather products

As leather-based accessories continue to be a distinct segment market in India, the newest model to hop on to the coconut leather-based bandwagon is Waraq, manufacturing madder-embroidered baggage, pockets and keychains.

With an idea of opening an artistic fashion accessory outlet, New Delhi-based Isha C and Alok Dhodapkar zeroed in on coconut leather-based designer products after managing luxurious manufacturers for a fairly long time.

Named after the glossy sheet of gold and silver used to embellish sweets and meals, Waraq was formally launched earlier this month with a limited-edition variety of baggage, wallets and equipment together with key chains and bookmarks.

They source the raw material from Kerala based Malai Biomaterials managed by co-founder and director  Zuzana Gombosova. He worked on the primary model to work with coconut leather-based  India in 2018 and till now engaged on additional analysis with Cochin College of Science and Know-how the College of Cochin and IIT Hyderabad.

Their intention is to enhance a few of the mechanical properties like elongation and abrasion & fungal resistance of the supplies we produce. According to her, the model provides uncooked materials to the likes of Waraq, Molik, Riti, Mixmitti and Studio Beej amongst others.

Apart from coconut, Pineapple, cacti, cork, apple and other bioproducts are also on the checklist as a pure substitute to leather-based products. With the launch of Alok and Isha’s Waraq, coconut appears to be the main way in which vegan options amongst Indian manufacturers.

Warq has been using traditional dyeing and  old-world color palette to the coconut pleather with the help of craftspeople in Kutch, Bareilly, smaller cities in Uttarakhand and Bihar. 

Rubia options merchandise with the basic pink color, embroidered inside, contrasted with gold color {hardware}, on an expensive barely texxprenmentigtured coconut biomaterial.They also create products  themed artwork  equivalent to Rogan, Pichwai, and Papillion. 

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