If you are a lover of a fashion statement and have a bit of a bigger spending budget for your clothing, you’re going to fall in love with Altiir.
The company uses Pinatex – one of the most commonly used plant-based leathers, made from pineapple fibres, with metallic finishes, to craft their one of a kind pieces.
The company offers a range of moto jackets in a variety of colours, including a statement gold finish as well as a classic black. The advantage of using Pinatex is that it moulds to your body over time, which results in a jacket that feels like it’s been custom made!
We are not abandoning the wonderful material that is Pinatex quite yet – Ahimsa Collective uses it to craft some of their beautiful handbags and purses. However, alongside pineapple leather, the company also uses paper leather for a few of their pieces.
The brand is very transparent about everything it does and aims to create handbags that are good for the planet, instead of damaging it. Their handbags can be dressed up or dressed down, which makes them truly versatile.
The Los Angeles based brand Svala also uses Pinatex in some of their handbags, alongside many other planet-friendly materials such as cork, organic cotton or recycled polyester from old plastic bottles.
They were one of the first brands to pioneer Pinatex in their range and many have followed suit since then.
However, their cork collection is also worth a highlight – while it may not look like your traditional leather, it has many of the same properties but a much lower environmental footprint!
Nae Vegan is an ethical Portuguese footwear label using natural and eco-friendly materials to craft stylish yet comfortable shoes.
This is another brand that jumped on the opportunity to design with Pinatex early, giving them much more experience designing with the material compared to brands which are only just starting to experiment with plant-based leather.
Besides the ethical benefits, the brand also stresses the environmental benefits of using pineapple leather, especially in the domains of greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption.
By combining urban design with traditional craftsmanship, the Spanish brand Maravillas bags achieves its unique aesthetic.
It’s one of those brands that traditionally makes animal-based leather to craft their items but is introducing more plant-based, cruelty-free alternatives – a change that’s very welcome by many sustainable fashion lovers!
They offer a pineapple leather collection (Are you picking up a pattern? Pineapple leather is becoming more and more popular!) as well as a unique wooden range of bags made from sustainable walnut veneer.
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