Pineapples are the latest innovation in creating high-end vegan ‘leather’ alternatives, in the form of a high-tech textile called pinatex.
Now US brand Nisnas has launched a line of belts and wallets made from the robust fabric.
According to the brand: “After the success of our flasks and bags, we are turning our attention to men’s fashion in sustainable leather alternatives. We just launched our vegan collection made completely of pineapple textiles called pinatex, we offer belts, wallets and even a full bag
“The Nisnas Industries story is one of a commitment to a local community in the Middle East and focus on community action. We started in a dank basement in the open air market of Wadi Nisnas (hence the name). We have always focused on sustainable practices so when we joined forces with Piñatex, a fabric made from pineapple fibres with a strong emphasis on ethical communities, the choice was clear.
“Piñatex is tough and extremely breathable, is a wonderful, non-woven fabric that like leather forms a wonderful layer that is strong, beautiful and long lasting.”