Vegetarian Shoes Pineapple Supreme (Black) - Pinatex Sneakers $149.00
One of our favourite unisex sneakers, now powered by Pineapples! This could be the dawn of a new age. Animal friendly shoes made with Strong, flexible, lightweight, non-woven plant material. These trainers have a mix of microfiber faux-suede and Pinatex. Made from Pineapple leaf fibres, a by-product from the Pineapple harvest, this material is breathable like leather and also largely biodegradable. With stitched-on ‘Fanatic’ rubber sole unit, padded collar and insole for comfort. Soft but tough synthetic suede reinforces against abrasion and wear on toes heel and lacing points. Conscientious Comfort Eco sneaker Pineapple plant power! Made in Portugal A great step forward for shoe making!
NAE Vegan Shoes Men's Bare Pinatex $169.00
These men's casual shoes made from Pinatex are the ultimate in sustainable vegan footwear. Upper: Piñatex™ made from pineapple leaf fibres. Lining: Breathable and anti-allergy microfiber. Ecological, CO2 free manufacturing system. Insole: Paperboard agglomerate. Microfiber lined. Outsole: Rubber. Sizing Tip: Fits true to size. We recommend sizing up if you are between sizes. Pinatex is made from pineapple leaves. Since the leaves are a byproduct of existing agriculture, their use creates additional incomes streams for farming communities. Pinatex is a natural sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material. How Pinatex is made (excerpt from ananas-anam.com): After pineapple harvest, the suitable plant leaves which are left behind are collected in bundles and the long fibres are extracted using semi-automatic machines. The fibres are washed then dried naturally by the sun, or during the rainy season in drying ovens. The dry fibres go through a purification process to remove any impurities which results in a fluff-like material. This fluff-like pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) gets mixed with a corn based polylactic acid (PLA) and undergoes a mechanical process to create Piñafelt, a non-woven mesh which forms the base of all Piñatex collections.