Cowhide is a waste in meat processing and a quality leather item will last for many years. Especially thanks to our after-sales service, you can rely on our products for a long time.
However, we understand that some people may find cowhide uncomfortable, so we decided to create a VEGAN COLLECTION where we use mostly pineapple leather and partly apple leather.
Piñatex® pineapple leather is made from the fibres of pineapple leaves. These leaves are considered a waste product of the pineapple harvest.
After harvesting the pineapple, the suitable leaves of the plant are collected in bundles and the long fibres are extracted using semi-automatic machines. The fibres are then washed and dried naturally in the sun or in drying ovens during the rainy season. The dry fibres undergo a cleaning process to remove any impurities, resulting in a fluff-like material. This pineapple leaf fluff-like fibre (PALF) is mixed with corn-based polylactic acid (PLA) and a mechanical process is used to create the non-woven mesh that forms the basis of all pineapple skins. Rolls of this base are transported by ship from the Philippines to Spain or Italy where a specialised treatment is carried out, where the face is dyed using GOTS certified pigments and a top layer of resin is applied to give additional strength, durability and water resistance. This makes the material suitable for fashion accessories.