An Interview With The Pioneer Of Vegan Leather: Asif Ali Gohar

All of us are doing one thing or the other to try to change our world and make it better. However, the biggest issue of the 21st century is our consumption habits. Too much production is taking place that is costing us our environment and many other things.

During this time, Asif Ali Gohar is a ray of hope as he is a pioneer of vegan leather. His idea can change the fashion industry for the better. We conducted a detailed interview with him so you can also learn about him and join him in this change.

  1. Where Were You Born And Raised?

I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. However, we moved to Germany when I was twelve years old. By we, I mean my family and me.

  1. How Did Moving To Germany Shape Your Journey?

It is not easy moving to a different country altogether at such a young age where language is a big barrier. I was struggling with many aspects, and I became more sensitive to the suffering of other people and animals. That is when a major shift took place, and my journey began taking place.

  1. What Sparked Your Interest In Vegan Leather?

I turned vegan at an early age when I was only fifteen years old. However, my interest in vegan leather did not spark until we got a high school project on vegan leather. During this time, my interest skyrocketed, and I knew this would become my passion.

  1. How Did You Begin Researching For Vegan Leather Alternatives?

After I graduated from high school, I enrolled at the University of Hamburg. My major was business administration during this time. However, I did not stray away from my purpose as I began researching and experimenting at home with different vegan leather substitutes.

During this time, I came across rice and finally found a way to convert it into a leather slime after much experimentation. I use rice as the primary ingredient, but I also use yeast and acetic acid bacteria to make the rice leather more solid.

  1. What Is Your Reason For Choosing Rice As A Vegan Leather Alternative?

I chose rice because of where I come from. Pakistan is the tenth biggest rice exporter in the world. The rice trade is a big contributor to the GDP of my home country.

On the other hand, my country is also a big producer of leather. These markets are important to the country, and it was a way for me to honor my roots.

  1. What Do You Plan On Doing Next?

I have an idea, but I don’t have the funds. I am looking for investors, rice exporters, and leather producers to help me with my venture. These people can benefit from my idea, too, as it will help put Pakistan on the international vegan leather map.

Final Thoughts

We hope Asif finds the investors he needs for his journey. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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