WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS NEW MATERIAL?
Piñatex®, vegetable leather made from pineapple leaves, is a sustainable alternative to animal leather. We could say that it is a vegetable leather that avoids the negative effects of animal leather manufacturing, mainly regarding tanning processes, which normally involve highly polluting heavy metals such as chrome.
HOW IS PIÑATEX® MANUFACTURED?
Piñatex® is made naturally from the leaves of the pineapple, the disposable part of the plant. The process to extract the fibers needs hardly any water. In addition, once the fibers are obtained, the remaining biomass can be used as fertilizer.
The creator of this new innovative material is Carmen Hijosa, who was inspired by some traditional philippine clothing made with these fibers, the Barong Tagalong.
Farming communities from Philippines carry out the process of cultivation, harvesting, washing and degumming of the fibres and the final part of the material processing is done in Spain.
The result of this process is a sustainable material that can be used in many different ways.
DESIGNERS AROUND THE WORLD USE PIÑATEX®, VEGETABLE LEATHER MADE FROM PINEAPPLE LEAVES
For making shoes, for their breathable, mouldable and durable features.
For making bags and accessories, because it is a material with a unique texture, strong and light.
For fashion because it is a flexible and vegan material, perfect for classic designs and also for innovative styles.
For furniture because it can be applied in upholstery, because it is very versatile and also provides an ecological approach.
DO YOU WANT TO FIND PRODUCTS MADE FROM PIÑATEX® ?
Look in Instagram for this hashtag #madefrompiñatex
In the search result you will see the highlighted photos of products made with piñatex®.
OUR MATERIALS HAVE NO SECRETS
Like other designers around the world, at D-RAÍZ we use piñatex® to make our collection MATERIA
Backpacks, handbags of different types and sizes, wallets… in 4 colours: carbon black, stone grey, cinnamon and washed indigo blue.