Leaf biker jacket
Working with BeLeaf, Lourenco's meticulous work creates a new concept of the traditional biker jacket replacing the skin of exotic animals by a vegan material. Each ear elephant leaf is manually cut in Rio de Janeiro and this production method captures and absorbs CO2. The leaves are carefully placed on the pattern before being cut into patches that are reconnected following the direction of the leaf's veins, seeking the minimum amount of leftover to avoid waste. The organic cotton comes from deadstock.
BeLeaf and recycled cotton
Sourcing country: Brazil
Courtesy @lourenco__pedro @nova.kaeru