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.
Is Leap™ animal-free?
What are the other ingredients besides the apple?
Our goal is to produce Leap™ with a minimum of 50% apple waste in its composition. 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 and we pride ourselves in not blending plastic into our raw materials.
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, but the textile backing and the apple waste blend layers are 100% natural and we are performing a life-cycle assessment to determine the recyclability and biodegradability of Leap™. The results are coming soon!
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. We will share more about our end-of-life solution soon as part of our life-cycle assessment.
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 between 1,1 - 1,4 mm thickness. The difference depends on the textile we are working with. We will always use textiles that live up to our high sustainability standards and we will communicate any changes in Leap™’s composition.
In what size is Leap™ available?
Leap™ samples are available in ~A5 size, while the prototyping sheets are ~110x50 cm. Commercially, Leap™ will be available on 1.4-meter wide rolls.
What are the available textures and colors?
Leap™ is available in nearly endless color and texture variations. We offer customization of 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 use eco-friendly pigments. 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 apples 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 enter the market in early 2023. Sampling is already possible!
Do you have samples and prototyping sheets?
Yes, learn more about our Sample Box and prototyping sheets here.
Do you have swatches?
No, but we have a Sample Box that contains 4 different sheets of Leap™ in ~A5 size.
Learn more about our samples here.
Do you have a catalog?
Our catalog will follow early of 2023, shortly before Leap™ enters the market.
How much does Leap™ cost?
You can order our Sample Box with 4 sheets of Leap™ in A5 size for 29 € 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.
How much does the shipping cost?
To calculate the shipping costs, please click here.
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, please fill out our contact form and reach out to us.
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.