But what is Pinatex?
"Pinatex is a natural, sustainable textile made from the fibres of pineapple leaves, which are the waste from the pineapple harvest. Because the leaves are the by-product of an existing industry no additional land, water, fertilizers or pesticides need to be used to produce them, so the raw material has a very low environmental impact compared to other textile crops."
What is the process?
"The fibres that make Piñatex™ come from pineapple leaves. The fibres are extracted from the leaves during a process called decortication, which is done at the plantation by the farming community. Furthermore, the by-product of decortication is bio-mass, which can be further converted into organic fertilizer or biogas."
"Both the extraction of the fibers and the consequent bio-mass will bring added revenue stream to the farming communities. The fibres then undergo an industrial process to become a nonwoven textile, which is the base of our material Piñatex™."
"The final step in the making of Piñatex™ takes place at a textile finishing company in Spain, where our unique finishing process is done before being shipped all over the world."
Is Pinatex 100% Cruelty-free?
"Yes, no animal by-product is used in any stage of the production of Piñatex."
"We have been certified as “Vegan Fashion Label” by PETA* and received their Innovation Award (2015), which was a first for raw material."
What about Pinatex uses?
"Piñatex is a mass-produced sustainable and versatile textile oriented to the following industrial sectors:
FASHION AND ACCESSORIES
CAR AND AERONAUTIC INDUSTRIES"
Where can we find bags made of Pinatex?
We are expanding our collection of Vegan brands all the time. Have a look here > www.velvety.com.au
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