From pineapple leaf fibres to cool, lightweight sneakers: PIÑATEX collaborates with ECOALF for a collection with low environmental impact.
Celebrating the value of repurposing waste, ECOALF have introduced a new collection of 4 sneaker styles made using PIÑATEX; a plant-based textile made from the waste of the pineapple harvest.
PIÑATEX is created from Anam PALF® (textile-grade pineapple leaf fibre by Ananas Anam) made from fibre extracted from the leaves of the pineapple plant, a waste product of the food industry. By repurposing agricultural waste, PIÑATEX is created with consideration to our planets natural resources, made through the most water, land and energy efficient process.
Anam PALF does not use any additional land or water to grow, while also saving carbon emissions by preventing the burning of agricultural waste. The production of Anam PALF brings positive social impact to rural areas of the Philippines, Bangladesh, and the Ivory Coast by creating new jobs and providing an additional and diversified income stream for pineapple farming communities.
Our value for the planet and mutual respect for all nature is shared by Javier Goyeneche, President, Founder of ECOALF “I wanted to create a truly sustainable fashion brand and I believed the most sustainable thing to do was to stop using natural resources in a careless way to ensure those of the next generation.”
The ECOALF x PIÑATEX collection is 100% hand-made in Spain, using PIÑATEX Performance in Polar White for the 4 styles Jon, Alcudia, Juno and Dalia and is available to shop online at ecoalf.com