About Pinatex Pineapple Leaf Lether™
PINATEX PINEAPPLE LEAF LETHER™
There has been considerable movement with innovative use of plants and plant waste to develop more sustainable lether™ textiles.
The first development was the use of pineapple leaves to make Pinatex pineapple leaf lether™'
Piñatex is woven from the long fibres in pineapple leaves, the byproduct of the pineapple industry, which are traditionally discarded or burned. The fibres in the leaves are fine, strong and flexible. They are harvested and stripped by pineapple farmers in the Philippines.
In addition to creating employment income for the farming communities at the harvesting stage, additional economic value is added for the communities by turning the leftover leaf biomass into a natural fertiliser or biofuel.
The fibres are turned into a mesh and finished into Pinatex in Spain.
We were approved to buy Pinatex pineapple leaf lether in 2018 by the owner corporation Ananas Anam. The gold fabric has made a sensational trench coat!