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Aug 5, 2020

This week on the pod we’re redefining luxury fashion with two emerging icons. First up is Adrian Velarde of Desserto—a Mexico-based company transforming cactus into high-end leather. The new business’s innovative practices sidestep the toxic chemicals used in traditional leather-making and focus on environmental sustainability. Next up the Vora Sisters give us a lesson on ethical fashion, covering topics from the issues with fast-fashion to their own luxury apparel line, Delikate Rayne, that continues to raise the bar in the business. Fashion makes a statement—make sure the one you’re making is an ethical one. 


What we discuss in this episode:


- How do you create leather out of cacti


- The sustainability of cacti


- Toxicity of the animal-based leather industry for human and environmental health


- Desserto Website:


- Desserto Instagram:


- What is fast-fashion


- Hidden uses for leather


- The difference between cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly 


- Good on You app:


- Not My Style app:


- Delikate Rayne website:


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