Haute couture made of pineapple
Updated: Jul 29, 2021
From a waste product to a design material
From a waste product to a design material for innovative skin couture and high-quality products: pineapple leaves have found themselves a fascinating career. Taking inspiration from traditional clothing made from woven plant fibres in the Philippines, Dr Carmen Hijosa developed a material from pineapple leaves that looks similar to leather and which can be used for clothing, accessories, furniture or even in the automotive industry.
It is called Pinatex®. It is an innovative vegan leather substitute available in trendy colors and with a classic surface structure – as if it were made for the sustainable design of exclusive products.