Vegan Leather from Kombucha Tea and Scoby
Amruta Mokashi*, Pranov Harale*, Sandesh Chougule*, Rushi Firodiya, Shreyas Gandhi and Adarsh Chougule
Published: November 30, 2022
Cow leather, an animal product, is a common material. Despite being robust, it raises moral, social, and environmental concerns. The world is warming up, plant habitats and plant origins are being destroyed, artificial colours have an adverse effect on the environment and human health, and animal products and hair are utilized to make various types of leather and pricey fashionable clothing. Vegan leather, which was produced by recreating leftovers or growing living cells, may be a recent innovation for the manifesto on sustainable fashion. Another biomaterial manufactured without fleshing any animal is environmentally friendly and animal free leather, often known as "vegan leather" or "artificial leather". As an alternative to cow leather or other animal leather, the creation of vegan leather using a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) can be investigated. There is currently few research on the several substrates that can be used to create vegan leather using this process. In order to provide plant-based vegan leather, this paper used a variety of plant-based substrates, including SCOBY and kombucha tea. To sum up, this substance might also be thought of as a potential leather substitute for use in leather accessories like handbags and upper shoe soles.
Keywords: Cellulose; Fleshing; Kombucha Tea; SCOBY; Sustainable