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Vegan fashion expert and award-winning author Sascha Camilli has declared that ‘animal skins are becoming obsolete’.

Camilli, who is now a prominent activist at PETA, made the comment in the latest episode of the Plant Based News Podcast.

‘Natural leather alternatives’

“It’s a very interesting time for vegan leather because there are so many amazing natural leather alternatives being developed now such as pineapple, wine, apple, and mushroom leather,” she said.

“There are all of these natural, sustainable materials that you can make leather from so animal skins are definitely becoming obsolete.”

‘Cutting edge’

Speaking about the advancement of biomimicry materials with PBN‘s co-founder Robbie Lockie, Camilli added: “I think in the future there will simply be no need, there isn’t any need now, but the use of animals for fashion will become absolutely obsolete.

“Because fashion is also about what’s new and there is nothing new about using an animal’s skin, or silk, or fur but these materials are so cutting edge and forward-thinking that designers will want to use them just because it’s a cool thing.”

In the podcast, Camilli also discusses the desirability of wearing animal skins, her book ‘Vegan Style’ and how designers are moving away from animal materials such as angora.

You can listen to the full podcast here