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!
An innovative material made from discarded pineapple leaves, Pinatex 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 Pinatex. 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, Pinatex is a response to a call for socially and environmentally responsible fabric, created by her company Ananas Anam. Pinatex contains no animal product or toxic chemicals, and a completely natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty-free material.
We’ve recreated two of your favourite pieces in passionately vibrant paprika Pinatex. 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 Pinatex.