Leather Made Out Of Pineapple Leaves Is The Next Big Thing

A company called Pinatex is now using pineapples to make faux leather. Yes, you read that correctly!

The company uses the pineapple’s leaf fibres to create the material and big brands like Puma have started to make prototypes. Pineapple leaves are usually left to rot as an unneeded byproduct of farming pineapples and no extra land, water, fertilisers or pesticides are required to make it.

The company is the brainchild of fashion designer Carmen Hijosa. On a trip to the Philippines, she was introduced to the locals’ method of using pineapple fibres to create material, and was enamoured with the easy, ethical production. And so Pinatex was born!

pineapple leather

Not only will this wonderful fabric  lessen suffering for cows (and hopefully eradicate it over time), it also provides extra income for farmers and creates a new industry for countries that produce pineapples. Win-win!

Not only is the material ethical, but it’s also biodegradable and environmentally friendly! I think we could learn a lot from knowing we can create useful and ethical things from everyday waste.

Find out more about this amazing woman below:


2 thoughts on “Leather Made Out Of Pineapple Leaves Is The Next Big Thing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s