WHAT IS PINEAPPLESKIN™ ?
Our PineappleSkin is named Piñatex®, a unique material made from waste pineapple leaf fibres by innovating company Ananas Anam.
As a waste-based product that provides work for farming
communities in the Philippines, its ethical and environmental credentials are exceptional.
The pineapple leaves come from collective pineapple farms in the Philippines and they are transformed in to PineappleSkin in Italy.
PINEAPPLESKIN™ PRODUCTION STAGES
The process of making Piñatex Performance starts after harvesting pineapples, when the leaves have been collected.
The process consists in extracting the long leaf fibres, washing them and letting them dry naturally to purify the fibres. The residual biomass from the fibre extraction is used as fertilisers to re-plant crops.
This fluff-like pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) is mixed with a corn-based polylactic acid (PLA) to create Piñafelt, a non-woven mesh which forms the base of all Piñatex collections: 80% pineapple leaf fibres mixed with 20% PLA.
The PiñafeltTM is finally coloured with pigments to make
Piñatex, our Pineapple Skin.
Download here the Technical Data Sheet of our PineappleSkin.
NO ANIMALS INVOLVED
MoEa is reponsible for the materials used to produce your sneakers. Thus we are only working with certified and labelled materials.
Piñatex® is a certified B Corp company and is cerified VEGAN by PETA and the Vegan Society.
Our PineappleSkin is USDA Bio-Preferred, PETA Approved Vegan and REACH certified by the European Union.