Vegan leather is here - and it comes from pineapples!
Finding natural materials that don’t compromise people or the planet has always been the basis for our products. Introducing Piñatex, a sustainable, vegan leather alternative made from pineapple leaves!
An innovative material made from discarded pineapple leaves, Piñatex is a byproduct of existing agriculture. The cellulose fibres from the leaves are extracted by the farmer through a process called decorticating, then turned into a non-woven mesh which becomes the base for Piñatex. Once leaves have been stripped of fibre the leftover biomass can be used as a nutrient-rich natural fertiliser or a biofuel, so nothing is wasted. The rolls of mesh are then sent to Spain where they are coated and finished, leaving fabric with a leather-like appearance, creating a soft and flexible textile that’s very durable.
Developed by Dr. Carmen Hijosa after her work as a leather export consultant in the Philippines, Piñatx is a response to a call for socially and environmentally responsible fabric, created by her company Ananas Anam. Piñatex contains no animal product or toxic chemicals, and is a completely natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty-free material.
We’ve recreated your favourite piece in passionately vibrant paprika Piñatex. The Emily Crossbody is a natural go-to accessory for any conscious fashionista. Sustainable, natural, zero waste and vegan, you really can’t go wrong!