INVERSA Leathers produces the world’s first Invasive Leather, reviving ecosystems around the planet. Our Invasive Leathers help fashion heal the planet. We believe it is our responsibility to leave the world better than we found it and do so by creating leather for good.
We are on a journey to create a portfolio of Invasive™ Leathers, each one addressing a unique human-induced crisis to revive ecosystems around the world. For the first time, materials can go beyond minimizing environmental impact – they can create positive change. Today, we help revive three different ecosystems with our Invasive Leather™. Invasive Lionfish Leather™ helps to restore coral reef ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, Invasive Dragonfin Leather™ helps to rehabilitate the Mississippi River and Invasive Python Leather™ helps to revive the Everglades, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We know the path to sustainability for brands can be a difficult one – and our job is to make that as easy as possible. We are there for our brand partners every step of the way.
A WORD FROM THE CEO
INVERSA Leathers is actually about so much more than leather. We set out to create a product that could help revive the coral reefs where we have been diving for a decade. Invasive species create just a massive amount of environmental and economic damage. They particularly impact rural and impoverished communities. We know that INVERSA Leathers can help use capitalism for good – and we intend to help transform the fashion industry into a force that leaves the world better.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
BUTTERFLY MARK TESTIMONIAL
The current definition of sustainability is just doing less damage. That’s not sustainable, it’s just doing less bad. We want to take it so much further than that, and by participating in the Positive Luxury Start-up Accelerator, we will be able to hold ourselves accountable and develop standards that meet ESG+ guidelines at every step of our value chain. We know achieving the Butterfly Mark will help make INVERSA products something customers can feel proud to wear.
CO-FOUNDER & COO
While the product we create has an immediately positive impact on ecosystems, we know that our next step is to evaluate and improve many aspects of our value chain to ensure end-to-end positive impact. While participating in the Start-up Accelerator, we will evaluate our outputs and reduce them where possible, put in place standards that ensure we treat our people and the communities where we work with respect and dignity, and finally set expectations and plans to constantly be innovating ways to heal the ecosystems around the world.