Piñatex

Vegan pineapple leather is here!

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!

How?

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.

Who?

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 a completely natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty-free material.

What?

We’ve recreated two of your favourite pieces in passionately vibrant paprika Piñatex. With Valentines just around the corner, The Emily Crossbody and The Zanco Pouch are natural go-to accessories for any conscious fashionista. Sustainable, natural, zero waste and vegan, you really can’t go wrong! Shop Piñatex.