- story by MaterialDistrict
Piñatex is an innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre. The leaves are a by-product of the pineapple harvest, so no extra land, water, fertiliser or pesticides are required to produce the raw material.
The pineapple leaves are gathered, decorticated to remove the fibre and processed into a nonwoven textile in the Philippines and then sent to Spain for specialised finishing.
Piñatex has the PETA-Approved Vegan logo, which certifies that no animals are harmed and no animal products are used in the making of the material.