As New Yorkers, style is a non-negotiable, and so we are constantly on the prowl for sustainable fabrics and quality factories we can work with so brands like you can bring great ethical fashion to the marketplace in an accessible and understandable way. So when we stumbled upon the vegan leather option known as pineapple leather, we were pumped and had to spread the word.
Pinetex: Pairs well with an umbrella in your drink… and now the bag on your shoulder
Pineapple leather, or Pinetex, was created by Dr. Carmen Hijosa while conducting research on natural fibers in the Philippines. She discovered an opportunity to utilize the long fibers in pineapple leaves that weren’t being used after harvest, to make a non-woven sustainable fabric that gives vegan leather a good name.
-Easily printed on, stitched, and cut
-Colors: Charcoal (almost black), Natural, Brown, Gold and Silver
Meets the rigorous ISO textile requirements for
-Tear & Tensile Strength
-Light & Color Fastness
-Resistant to Ignition by Cigarettes
-1.55m wide textile rolls
-The minimum order quantity (MOQ) for your sampling is 5 linear meters and the MOQ thereafter (second order) for production is 15 linear meters.
-Presently Piñatex is available in one thickness only, which varies between 1.4-2.4 mm.
-Thickness & finishes are still under development
As fashion is the second largest polluting industry on the planet, we are always encouraged to find disruptive companies like Pinetex who are working to utilize our existing resources to benefit us all. Cheers to a greener 2017! Don’t be the last to know, join our email list for the latest & greatest on making your brand an ethical & environmental powerhouse.