CEO - Co-Founder - Chief of Animals
Rebecca Mink created the first luxury vegan shoes handmade in Italy in the year 2000 and the MINK brand was born. The MINK team sourced and tested over 2,500 fabrics and made over 30K luxury vegan shoes becoming a world leader in hand crafting high end productions in sustainable materials. In the year 2016 MINK secured ownership in a top shoe factory in Florence, Italy that produces shoes for fashion brands such as Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. MINK’s master shoe artisans are pioneers, working
with Plant Leather to bring plastic free alternatives to footwear and beyond. Over the last 2 decades MINK has created custom vegan shoes for Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Alicia
Silverstone, and Madonna.
In 2020 Plant Leather partnered with leading Italian materials scientists in Milan University to create a bio-based leather made from up-cycled plants. Soon launching a supreme game changing plant leather across fashion, footwear, automobile, boat, furniture, and sports industries worldwide. Our genuine non-leather materials are a unique collaboration of scientists, designers and artisans that are focused on conscious production. The expert team and upcoming plant-based leather are shifting materials towards a luxurious, customizable, and plastic free future.
Nestled in a beachfront haven, Rebecca finds solace in the waves, often taking to the waters on her paddle board to commune with the sea. Her two furry friends, her beloved dogs, are her constant companions on these sandy adventures. Beyond her personal love for the beach, Rebecca's heart lies in the preservation of marine life, as she generously volunteers her spare time at the Marine Mammal Care Center, tirelessly working to protect and rehabilitate the ocean's enchanting creatures. In both her personal and volunteer pursuits, Rebecca's life is intricately intertwined with the serenity and splendor of coastal living.
President - Co-Founder - Chief of Plants
Ahmed is an artist, serial entrepreneur, and an advisor to entrepreneurs running sustainable businesses with innovative products in the CPG marketplace. He is in service to those caring for their community and creating positive change for the planet. He has helped dozens of sustainable CPG companies launch and scale in the marketplace.
Ahmed co-founded Numi, one of the largest premium, organic, fair trade tea companies in North America. He creates all of the unique Numi blends and travels the far corners of the world building partnerships with farmers. Ahmed chairs Numi Foundation, serving Numi’s communities around the world with gardening & art education, clean water and programs to nurture and empower communities to thrive.
Ahmed co-founded OSC, One Step Closer, a community of sustainable natural products business leaders, working together in collaborative and innovative ways toward positive change for our food industry, planet and people. Ahmed lives deep in nature amongst the giant redwoods, and created a retreat center, hosting gatherings that helps foster a
regenerative future for all living systems.
Our genuine non-leather materials are a unique collaboration of scientists, designers and artisans that are focused on conscious production.
Currently Plant Leather luxury materials are 100% created in Italy. However, Plant Leather can achieve global scalability by replicating the same process across multiple countries and licensing to numerous materials factories worldwide.
Our expert team and upcoming plant-based leather are shifting materials and multiple industries towards a luxurious, customizable, and plastic free future.