As we are going into a more conscious era, we finally understand how our small behaviors are affecting the world. For example, many people are going vegan because they don’t want to hurt animals any further. Besides that, we are also lowering killing animals to create consumer goods, such as leather.
During this time, many people are doing something different to change the world, and Asif Ali Gohar is one of them. He is here to transform the vegan leather industry for the better. Here is what you need to know about him.
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A Brief Overview Of Asif Ali Gohar
Asif Ali Gohar is from Karachi, Pakistan, and he was born here in 1992. However, when he was twelve, he moved with his family to Germany, Hamburg. Of course, it took him a while to settle in this place, but when he did, he went vegan at the age of fifteen.
That is because Asif was sensitive, and he realized that he did not like it when animals were murdered for food. His interest in vegan alternatives to leather grew even more through a high school project. After graduation, he enrolled in the University of Hamburg and began a journey that would change his life.
Finding Vegan Alternatives To Leather
During his time at the University of Hamburg, Asif began experimenting with rice as a leather substitute. After many trials and experiments, he finally found a way to transform rice into a consistent leather slime. Of course, he uses other materials to give the leather this consistency, which includes acetic acid bacteria and yeast.
When Asif found this combination, he knew that he had finally found a material that would enable him to create excellent vegan leather. Of course, there is a reason behind Asif choosing rice to experiment with.
Why Rice Was Asif’s Choice
Asif chose rice because of his heritage and where he is from. Here are a few reasons that contribute to Asif choosing rice:
- Pakistan is the tenth largest exporter of rice worldwide
- The rice of Pakistan contributes to 8% of the rice trade in the world
- People in Pakistan have a lot of knowledge of leather and rice
- Pakistan exports leather are more than $800 million
- Leather exports make up 4% of Pakistan’s GDP
- The quality of leather in Pakistan is excellent
No matter how far we go, we still go back to connect with our roots. That is what Asif did, and he found a vegan alternative to leather that is excellent yet reminds him of home.
Looking For Investors
If you want to join Asif on his journey, you can. Asif is looking for funding for his project, and he is looking for contacts in Pakistan, such as manufacturing facilities or rice producers. If you know someone or you are in this field, please feel free to get in touch with him today and join his hands in this beautiful journey of changing the world.