Piñatex® or pineapple leather, is an innovative vegan leather from pineapple leaf ﬁbre produced by Ananas Anam, a by-product of existing pineapple agriculture. A natural, sustainable and cruelty free material, it substitutes leather that has a very heavy environmental and welfare impact; and it brings new income streams to subsistence farmers, allowing them to fully utilise their crops.
Our Piñatex collection includes pinatex bags, pinatex shoes, pinatex boots, pinatex purses and pinatex wallets.
These are the most frequently asked questions about pineapple leather / Piñatex®
Pineapple leather is a plant-based vegan leather made from pineapple leaf fibre. It is also known as Piñatex® - the patented name for pineapple leather. Piñatex® is a natural, sustainably-sourced and cruelty-free material. It is available in many colours and finishes, and used principally for shoes, bags, and accessories.
Pineapple leather is a natural material made from pineapple leaf fibre sourced principally from the Philippines. The leaves are the by-product of an existing agricultural fruit industry – and are otherwise thrown away. Pinatex is made from a combination of natural pineapple leaf fibres blended with PLA (Polylactic Acid) from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane, and petroleum-based resin.
Pineapple leather is partially biodegradable. The core material of Piñatex® – the brand name for pineapple leather – is a blend of 72% pineapple leaf fibre and corn-based polylactic acid — is biodegradable in controlled industry conditions.
Pineapple leather – also known by its trademark name Piñatex® – is a natural, sustainably-sourced and cruelty-free material. Pineapple leather is not only a sustainable material, but it also makes use of parts of pineapple plants that would otherwise be discarded and so improves farmers' income and promotes a circular economy.
Piñatex® Original is water-resistant, thanks to the water-based PU resin coating, but not waterproof. Piñatex’s Performance variant is waterproof.