Pinatex news and archive
Marici launching exclusively in Selfridges
Plant-based luxury accessory brand Marici is launching exclusively in Selfridges as part of the retailer’s ‘Project Earth’ luxury designer edit from July 8. Marici will become the only brand within Selfridges luxury edit using Pinatex, an alternative to leather that does not rely on plastics and fossil fuels for its production. The...
5 Jul 2021
What fashion revolution is made of: embrace materials of the future
For years, consumer demand for sustainable, eco-friendly fashion has increased and every season we are seeing more and more new sustainable materials incorporated into product lines. Focusing on the sustainability of the raw material is critical. According to Kering, choice of raw material accounts for 72 percent of a brand’s environmental...
15 Sep 2020
Pineapples could replace leather, due to a new textile
The future is dressed in pineapples. Carmen Hijosa, a Spanish businesswoman is on a mission to prove to the world that pineapples are a suitable alternative to leather. In working as a clothing designer, Hijosa made the decision to abandon leather on environmental grounds and has recently invented Pinatex, a textile made from pineapples, as her...
20 Dec 2018
Video: Responsible design - new sneakers made with Piñatex
Innovation by design: introducing new Boss Menswear sneakers with uppers crafted from Piñatex, a sustainable alternative to leather made from pineapple leaf fibers. Source: Boss, YouTube.
7 May 2018
Hugo Boss launches new menswear shoe made with Piñatex
London - German fashion label Hugo Boss has released its latest Boss menswear shoe, which is made from pineapple leaf fibre Piñatex. One of the first mass-market retailers to use the innovative leather alternative, the new shoe collection is part of Hugo Boss ongoing commitment to use more sustainable materials. Piñatex is an innovative natural...
4 Apr 2018
'Innovative materials will become more mainstream if they fulfill consumers desires'
Rotterdam - The fashion industry is one of the world's largest and most creative sectors - but it is also one of the most polluting industries, responsible for 10 percent of the world's CO2 emissions. The current production models of clothing are incredibly harmful to the environment, as it takes more than 2,500 liters of water to grow enough...
16 Mar 2018
Sustainable Textile Innovations: Piñatex, the vegan alternative to leather
New materials, processes, and techniques are often the result of the successful merger of fashion and technology and help drive the industry towards a more sustainable future. Technological developments in the fashion and textile industry are undoubtedly one of the key factors driving real change in terms of sustainability, which is why...
29 Jun 2017