Piñatex pineapple leaf LABO - J.Maentz 2017
Resident Organisation

Ananas Anam

Developers of Piñatex®, the innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre.

South Wing
Somerset House

Ananas Anam developed and manufactures Piñatex®, the innovative natural material made from pineapple leaf fibre. Piñatex® is a sustainable alternative to leather and synthetic textiles, with a low environmental impact and high social impact.

Piñatex® is one of those rare products of design thinking that hits all the sustainability buttons at once: it is a material that is completely cradle to cradle, it substitutes leather that has a very heavy environmental and welfare impact, and it brings new income streams to subsistence farmers, allowing them to fully utilise their crops. The implementation of Piñatex® will have far-reaching societal and environmental benefits.

Clare Brass, Head of SustainRCA
This is Piñatex®