Sustainable Material From Pineapples Turns Waste Product Into Leather

Sustainable Material From Pineapples Turns Waste Product Into Leather

A textile creates a new industry for pineapple-growing countries and farmers

Marielle Castillo
  • 5 april 2016

Population growth brings a lot questions with it. One of them is how to source the fiber used to make clothing. The key here is to focus on reusing natural byproducts since existing textiles will not be able to satisfy the increasing demand in quality and quantity. With this in mind, founder of Ananas Anam Dr. Carmen Hijosa created Piñatex, an innovative new textile derived from pineapple leaf fiber. Using Piñatex, fashion designer Mayya Saliba created garments seen at Greenshowroom Salonshow, part of the AW Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week.

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