As everything else in this day and age, missinformation and missrepresentation flies around a lot in sustainability and even more so in sustainable production. I’m starting a mini series looking at different materials and how they are a sustainable alternative to existing ones.In this post we are looking at one of the upcoming new alternatives for leather - Pinatex aka Pineapple leather.
Vegan - Pinapple leather is a vegan alternative to animal derived leather, and the composition of the “leather” is made of waste pinapple leaves. The process also avoids the use of toxic chemicals.
Ethical - This is an ethical classed product as it helps farmers in the Philippines create more income streams with something that would otherwise be waste.
No waste - the process of making the leather involves extraction of the fibre from the leaves, but any leftover biomass is used as either natural fertiliser or biofuel so that nothing gets wasted.
Check out more on the brand, samples and what brands they work with on their website