Is Leap® leather?
No, the term leather only applies to materials made from animal skin, but Leap® looks and feels very similar to leather while it’s made from leftover apples. That's why we don't call it "Apple Leather", we see Leap® as a leather alternative.
Is Leap® animal-free?
What are the other bio-based ingredients besides the apple?
Our goal is to produce Leap® with the highest amount of apple waste possible. Besides the apple, the apple waste blend contains natural rubber and other confidential bio-based ingredients.
Is Leap® plastic-free?
Leap® is made of three layers, a textile backing, an apple waste blend, and a finishing coating. This 3-layered structure is designed for recyclability.
The coating used for Leap® is partly bio-based and partly made of fossil fuel-derived ingredients. This is a necessity in order to keep the balance between durability and sustainability, but Leap® will become completely natural in the future. Check out our Roadmap to see when we are planning to become completely bio-based.
Is Leap® biodegradable?
Leap® is not 100% biodegradable at this point.
What is your solution for end-of-life?
We believe in sustainability by design, that’s why Leap®’s layers can be separated at end-of-life.
Can Leap® be washed?
No, we don’t recommend washing it. You should care for Leap® as you would for leather, wiping it with a damp cloth.
How thick is Leap®?
Leap® comes with a standard thickness of ~1,1mm. We can adjust the thickness f.e. by increasing the thickness of the apple layer.
In what size is Leap® available?
Leap® samples are available in ~A5 size, while our standard sheet size is ~100x70 cm. Commercially, Leap® will be available in sheets of 100x70cm for 2023 and on 1.4-meter wide rolls by mid of 2024.
What are the available textures and colors?
Leap® is available in nearly endless color and texture variations. We offer customization of Leap®. Reach out to us to learn more.
Is custom coloring possible?
Yes. Reach out to us to learn more.
How do you color Leap®?
We only color the topcoat. No tanning process and no toxic chemicals.
Is Leap® waterproof?
Yes, thanks to our coating layer Leap® is waterproof. It means that the material is impervious to water. Waterproof is the highest level of protection against water after water-resistance and water-repellency.
Is Leap® heat resistant?
Yes, but we don’t recommend subject Leap® to a temperature higher than 90°C for a long period of time.
Can Leap® be printed?
Yes, but as it is a finished material with a coating, we cannot guarantee that the material is going to keep its properties after printing.
Where is Leap® produced?
Our production facility is located near Copenhagen, Denmark and we use Danish apple waste to produce Leap®.
How is Leap® made?
To learn more about how Leap® is made, have a look at our Production Process.
When will Leap® become commercially available?
Leap® is going to be available by end of 2023. Sampling is already possible!
Do you have samples and prototyping sheets?
Yes, learn more about our Sample Box and prototyping sheets by reaching out to us.
Do you have swatches?
No, but we have a Sample Box that contains different sheets of Leap®.
Learn more about our samples here.
Do you have a catalog?
Our catalog will follow end of 2023, shortly before Leap® enters the market.
How much does Leap® cost?
You can order our Sample Box of Leap™ for 25 € excl. VAT (plus shipping). Reach out to us to learn more about pricing (In general Leap® is available for a similar price level as traditional leather).
What will the minimum order quantity be/What is the MOQ?
There is no MOQ for material on stock. Customized Leap® comes with an MOQ of 100 sheets.
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we do.
Can I arrange my own shipping?
No, we have shipping partners to make sure that you receive your Leap® safe and sound.
Do you work with distributors?
No, you can only source Leap® directly from us.
Do you sell to private customers?
Leap® is only available for businesses.
Is there a waiting list for brands that want to work with Leap®?
Due to the high demand, there is a waiting list. Please reach out through our contact form for more info.
Can you recommend a manufacturer that can make products for us?
Yes, we can put you in contact with various manufacturers.
Do you work with students on projects, internships, or thesis?
We aim to help students, but we cannot guarantee that we have the capacity to contribute to every project. Furthermore, we don’t provide samples or swatches for free.
Are you looking for apple suppliers?
We don’t look for new suppliers on an ongoing basis, but please reach out to us through our contact form, we’d love to hear from you.
Which SDGs does Leap® fulfill?
Responsible Consumption and Production
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Will you update your frequently asked questions list?
We will constantly update this list for you.