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Two-years in the making, we are excited to present our newest, and most innovative new material; Cactus. 

Aligning to our environmental values, including a plant-based leather alternative has long been our ambition. Most vegan alternatives are manufactured using synthetic and toxic materials that don’t biodegrade and require higher water consumption in the manufacturing process than traditional leathers. But Cactus has changed the game.

With unique properties, this unsuspecting plant is the perfect candidate for creating a leather alternative. A by-product of the pharmaceutical industry, cacti use very few natural resources to produce; instead harnessing the power of natural rainfall and sunlight.

Sourced from an organic cactus plantation, only the mature leaves are harvested to ensure sustainable plant regeneration - with the pulp used for medicinal purposes. The cactus leaves are then sun-dried before being moved to our tanning facility to be processed into the innovative, organic cactus material. Each ‘hide’ is then backed with REACH™ certified cotton by our artisans before being crafted into some of Deadly Ponies’ most enduring designs.

Not willing to compromise on the iconic, buttery soft texture synonymous with Deadly Ponies, we worked closely with our team to develop the perfect balance - soft, signature and sustainable.

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The inaugural Cactus collection is available exclusively online and in Deadly Ponies’ stores from Wednesday 29th July. The Cactus collection explores coveted classics Mr Siamese, Mr Mini Leopard and Mr Mini Chain Mail in classic black for timeless staples.

Each piece in the Cactus collection comes with an exclusive charm crafted from solid brass - a key identifiable feature across the collection. With the charm custom-designed inhouse by our design team, it is a piece to keep forever. 

To learn more about the collection, listen to our Directors, Steve & Liam discuss the project.

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