Unisex Basic White Piñatex™ SneakersRegular price $169.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 120): -Infinity%
Unbleached pineapple leaf fibres make up the upper of these unique sustainable sneakers.
Upper: Piñatex™ made from pineapple leaf fibres.
Lining: Breathable and anti-allergy microfiber. Ecological, CO2 free manufacturing system.
Insole: Paperboard agglomerate.
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.