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Pineapple is more than a simple fruit

2 years ago | 538 views

by Sarah Dolza

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Few years ago, Carmen HIJOSA decided to find a solution to use less leather to make shoes, dress and other. She created the brand Piñatex. Piñatex is an innovative, natural and sustainable non-woven textile which can replace the leather.

Produced from the fibers of pineapple which are a by-product of the pineapple harvest, Piñatex needs technology to protect the process and the finished material. The development of it comes from Philippines but currently the research and development is now make between the UK and Spain. Piñatex was made to find a leather alternative or textile the fashion, accessory and upholstery markets.

Brands like Puma or Camper have made prototypes with this new textile.

A good alternative to use less leather, more economical and sustainable by producing less rubbish.

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