BEHIND THE BAG: New Year, New Materials

BEHIND THE BAG: New Year, New Materials

2019 is full of changes for everyone. Today I want to share one of the biggest changes coming to Laureate Studio in 2019. This year we are saying goodbye to our old faux leather materials and using something new. Say hello to Pinatex, a super cool, sustainable, vegan, leather alternative made from pineapple leaf fibers! We’re really excited about the unique textures. We believe that Pinatex puts it best, so we’ll quote from them directly:

Piñatex is a natural, innovative and patented new material, made from pineapple leaf fibres gathered by partner farming cooperatives in the Philippines. Piñatex fibres are the by-product of the pineapple harvest. No extra land, water, fertiliser or pesticides are required to produce the material. For more information about the material, please visit www.ananas-anam.com.

 
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Pinatex develops its own unique wear marks so each piece has its own textures. New Pinatex offerings are now available on the Etsy shop.