Piñatex is an innovative plant material that is one of the alternatives to animal leather. It is made from pineapple leaf fibers, i.e. pineapple fibers.
Piñatex's production process is patented. Its main purpose is to use pineapple waste resulting from the production of juice or fruit. This approach contributes to the reduction and sustainable use of raw materials. Pinatex production can bring additional income to farmers, who can sell pineapple waste that would otherwise be thrown away.
What is the production process of Piñatex?
In order to create the extraordinary material that is Piñatexu, the following steps are needed:
- Picking pineapple leaves
Pineapple leaves are harvested from the plantation, and the harvesting itself does not require cutting down the plants or harming the fruit.
- Removal of the pulp
The harvested leaves are subjected to a pulp removal process, which is used as animal feed or in composting processes.
- Fiber separation
The remaining leaves are separated into pineapple fibers by mechanical or chemical separation. The fibers are then bleached using organic enzymes.
- Fabric making
The extracted pineapple fibers are spun into threads and then woven into a fabric called Piñatex.
- Material processing
Finally, the Piñatex fabric is subjected to various processes, such as lamination or washing, to ensure its strength, flexibility and durability.
Fairma's products from Pinatex
Using extraordinary Piñatex, we produce Fairma's shoes and accessories for you. These include the very popular CELLO Pinatex sneakers, FLORA summer sandals and unique ONN and ONNA wallets. Elements made of this material have an unusual texture that often attracts attention. That is why we often combine it with other innovative materials such as microfiber.
In addition, Pinatex is characterized by unusual lightness, which makes it comfortable to wear as a clothing material or an addition to the wardrobe (see our Pinatex wallets). Despite its lightness, Pinatex is durable and resistant to damage.
Why is it still worth investing in Pinatex?
The main component of Pinatex, i.e. the already mentioned pineapple fibers, is biodegradable, which means that after the end of its life cycle it decomposes in the environment, leaving no long-term trace.
Importantly, the pineapple fabric is vegan. It is a material in the production that does not use any animal ingredients and does not require harmful methods of obtaining.