Cactus women's purse
Cactus women's purse
Wallet made from real cactus material
Renewable raw material from the cactus plant
Cactus leather from Mexico
Soft and comfortable material
The world's first highly sustainable and environmentally friendly organic material made from nopal cactus, also known as prickly pear.
Here in Mexico, in the state of Zacatecas, we have a ranch where we grow our raw material: cacti.
The cactus plantation is perennial, meaning we only plant once and the plantation lasts approximately 8 years, unlike other C3 plantations such as corn, which must be grown, harvested and then grown again annually.
Cactus absorbs CO2 during the night because only when the environment is fresh does the plant open its stoma and capture CO2, producing oxygen and absorbing water in the atmosphere, which usually comes from the morning dew.
At the ranch, after cutting, we dry the mature leaves in the sun for three days until we reach the desired humidity. This drying process does not require any additional energy.
The 10 most important sustainable facts about Desserto® organic cactus food:
1. Improving biodiversity in the region.
2. Reverses land use change (LUC).
3. Enrichment of soil microflora and microfauna through native and typical organic cactus afforestation.
4. Huge water savings as no irrigation is used.
5. Environmental protection as no chemicals such as herbicides or pesticides are used.
6. The cactus is left intact to allow repeated harvesting of the same plant.
7. Energy saving by drying the raw material in a solarium.
8. No cross-industry conflict as the by-product is sent to the food industry in a higher value form that is more attractive and encourages agriculture to plant more cacti.
9. Complete visibility and traceability of operations to ensure sustainable social practices.
10. Technological improvements in the fields
WHY PLANT MATERIAL
By now we all know that ''The Amazon is the lungs of the earth''
That means the Amazon is home to 200 million cattle – not loggers, but cattle.
Livestock farming is the biggest driver of deforestation in the Amazon.
450,000 km². Brazil's rainforest is now pastureland, for comparison: Germany is 350,000 km² in size. Great Britain is 240,000 km².
It is often said that a piece of hamburger is a piece of the Amazon.
20% of the Amazon was destroyed. An area the size of the UK is lost every year, although sometimes much more.