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Mexico’s DESSERTO Cactus Alt Leather Gets V-Label Certification, Launches Boxing Gloves with Adidas

DESSERTO, the biomaterial made from cactus from Mexico, has obtained the V-Label certification, the most internationally recognized mark for the labeling of vegan and vegetarian products and services. The alt leather brand has also announced a new line of boxing gloves made with Adidas

The V-Label seal has become the most widely used vegan symbol worldwide with more than 40,000 certified vegan-friendly products. The certification guarantees that the product is totally free of ingredients of animal origin. DESSERTO has been proving the versatility of the biomaterial recently, collaborating with BMW and H&M amongst others, while also winning awards from PETA

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The certification coincides with the launch of the new Tilt 350 boxing gloves made with DESSERTO in partnership with multinational Adidas Boxing. The boxing glove – made from the sustainable cactus leather – features a newly registered design that helps protect the wrists and hands of combat athletes. Adidas also recently unveiled a vegan soccer boot co-created by Stella McCartney and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. 

“We believe in leaving a big footprint in the ring, but a small footprint on the ground,” commented Christophe Dessales, Managing Director of Adidas Boxing.

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