The adventure started in 2011 when both founders met in Taiwan where they were living for different purposes. Sharing knowledge and experiences of different industries and jobs around the world involved in the Fashion and Automotive industry, they decided to create something. Being conscious of the footprint and the pollution that current industries using animal leather or faux leather were causing to the environment and the few sustainable alternatives, they created DESSERTO®. Inspired in the symbol of the Mexican flag, the abundance and the low footprint of this plant, they started the R&D in 2017 developing a highly organic plant based material based of Cactus. Today DESSERTO® is cultivated in the state of Zacatecas, México.