WHAT IS CORNSKIN™ ?
Corn is for long used as biofuel and other uses to replace oil-based materials. When it comes to fashion, our partner Viridis® has find a way to produce animal-free and sustainable wearable materials from corn.
The corn is a non-edible American corn imported and transformed in Italy by Viridis®.
CORNSKIN™ PRODUCTION STAGES
The CornSkin's breakthrough for leather-alternative materials is that it is the only PU made with renewable resources.
Viridis® contains 43% of polyols coming from corn grown for industrial end-use, processed into ethanol and its by-products. This corn is not the canned one produced for the food sector. Just about anything that can be made from a barrel of oil can be made from a bushel of corn and that is why renewable, environmentally-friendly corn is replacing petroleum products.
The CornSkin maeterial is thus a polymers from raw plant-related renewable materials. Viridis® contains 43% of polyols coming from corn, the only existing PU having a total biobased content equal to 69%.
NO ANIMALS INVOLVED
Certifications and Labels
MoEa is reponsible for the materials used to produce your sneakers. Thus we are only working with certified and labelled materials.
Viridis® is a PETA Approved Vegan company and our CornSkin is certified OEKO-TEX Standard10 and USDA Bio-Preferred.
Download here the certifications.