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Le Qara creates new materials using biotechnology. Le Qara is born as a harmonious union between biotechnology and fashion, creating a new eco-friendly proposal. Le Qara leather is made from microorganisms,
so it does not come from animal slaughter. Le Qara bioleather is not only biodegradable, but also the residues from the process can be used as a liquid compost, making it a process that generates no waste.
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