Mango

Mango

Puur - a bag made out of fruit

PUUR - a project that is created from the first research that has been done on fruitleather. It all started with the question; 'What is the potential use of biomaterials on a small scale?' From this question, there have been created 'recipes' that are available for everyone so that they can get in touch with biomaterials in an easy way.

After this creative research, it was clear that way too few people are familiar with these materials. So, there was decided to continue with making objects from these materials. A new research question was formulated: 'How can we implement biomaterials in people their everyday life in an easy way?'

That resulted in this bag. With the use of leftover mango's from the markets and the waste of curtain fabrics there has been created a strong material that has the feel of leather. Using mango leather can be used instead of animal leather AND 'vegan leather', which is often 'leather' made out of plastics.

Additional information

The making process is based on a recipe that is used to make healthy candy for kids; fruitleather rolls. With only the blended pulp of the mango, it is possible to make a piece of leather if you spread it on a layer of fabric. After that, it needs to dry in the oven till all the water is evaporated.

Maker

Àmber van de Ven

References

Ontdek de wereld van Biomaterialen (dutch) (Article)
PUUR - A bag made out of mangos (Video)
PUUR - A bag made out of fruit. (Article)

Credits

Jeroen de Kock, Marja Bernst

Photo credits

Linda Brouwers, Àmber van de Ven, Noël van de Ven