FAQs

Hello and thank you for your interest in Piñatex®!

Please find answers to some frequently asked questions below. Should you need more information, please contact us at info@ananas-anam.com

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Piñatex by Ananas Anam is a natural, non-woven material made from pineapple leaf fibre. It is a soft, versatile, lightweight and durable material, making it suitable for use across fashion, soft interiors and other applications.

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Yes! Piñatex is commercially available to brands and designers who make products compatible with our vision and values. It is not available to buy in fabric stores or through distributors at this stage. All sales requests must be made through the online form on our website in the Sales & Sampling page.

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We are working with many wonderful brands and designers worldwide, so you are sure to find something you love! Find a full list of current designers working with Piñatex on the Products page (click here), and you can search #MadeFromPiñatex on Instagram too (click here for Instagram).

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PXO400Cha          Piñatex® ORIGINAL Charcoal €45 / linear metre

PXO400Nat          Piñatex® ORIGINAL Natural €45 / linear metre

PXO400Bro          Piñatex® ORIGINAL Brown €45 / linear metre

PXO400Pka          Piñatex® ORIGINAL Paprika €45 / linear metre

PXG400Gld           Piñatex® ORO Flat Gold €53 / linear metre

PXG400Slv            Piñatex® ORO Flat Silver €53 / linear metre

PXG400Glw          Piñatex® ORO Wrinkled Gold €58 / linear metre

PXG400Slw          Piñatex® ORO Wrinkled Silver €58 / linear metre

 

Prices are valid as of August 2018. Prices may change.

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Yes, we can send Piñatex worldwide however the shipping cost and any additional customs fees charged are the sole responsibility of the customer, as well as any requests for additional certificates or customs documentation.  Ananas Anam has no control over any additional taxes and/or import duties applied to the delivery of your order. For more information on customs, duties, taxes and other import charges, please contact your local customs office.

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Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we encourage you to read all available information here. If you have not found an answer to your question or a bespoke request, please allow 48 hours for our customer service team to get back to you. Please follow Piñatex on Facebook and @pinatex on Instagram for regular updates.

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1 linear metre = 1 metre (L) x 1.55 metres (W)

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1 linear metre per colour

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Once an official order has been placed and confirmation of payment has been received, Ananas Anam ship Piñatex worldwide from London between 2-5 working days depending on stock availability.

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Please visit our About Us page to learn more about the process of making Piñatex.

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The pineapple leaf fibre extraction and treatment is currently undertaken in the Philippines, where we work closely with pineapple plantations and local farming communities. The finishing process takes place in Barcelona, Spain. The head office of Ananas Anam is in London, UK.

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Piñatex, unlike leather is a plant-based material and no animal derivatives are used. The term leather is reserved for animal hides only.

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Yes, Piñatex is a vegan product and no animal by-products are used in any stage of the production.

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Piñatex substrate is made of natural fibres and polylactic acid fibres (PLA) which is 100% biodegradable. The resins we currently use for the coating are petroleum based and as such are currently not biodegradable. We are excited to be working on a bio-based coating which will take Piñatex to the forefront of sustainability.

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PLA (polylactic acid) is a thermoplastic polymer synthesised from a renewable source.

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Please refer to our technical specification sheet for more information about our material’s characteristics, which can be downloaded from our website in the Sales + Sampling section titled Technical Tests

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The coating we use is a petroleum-based resin that complies with AFIRM standards.

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We use GOTS certified pigments for our material.

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Yes, but as with any natural fibre, you cannot subject our material to temperatures above 120°C for long periods of time.

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Piñatex is sold as a fully finished product with top coating added to it already. Therefore, no surface or colour manipulation is authorised to ensure that composition, strength and technical characteristics remain at a Piñatex standard.

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Please refer to our Technical Specification sheet for more information, which can be downloaded from our website in the Sales + Sampling section in the Technical Tests section

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Piñatex is water resistant, not waterproof. To keep Piñatex waterproof we recommend regular application of a waterproofing spray.

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Reproofing with a wax dressing can extend the life of Piñatex. Simply heat a tin of wax dressing and apply sparingly with a clean cloth and then leave to dry. Please see Care Instructions for more details.

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Thank you for the support! We are excited about the potential to source fibre from pineapple farming regions all over the world. Please send your full enquiry to info@ananas-anam.com

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We are able to consider bespoke colour/finish requests for orders above a minimum of 500LM per colour/finish, please note that it will require a bespoke costing and feasibility study. Please contact us at sales@ananas-anam.com

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Ananas Anam is the sole distributor and manufacturer of Piñatex worldwide. We are a B2B company and as such deal directly with the brands we work with. We are not yet looking for official distributors.

Care Instructions

Like anything natural, Piñatex® will evolve as it ages and products #MadeFromPiñatex require some care to keep them in top condition. We recommend you gently wax products with a natural colourless wax when the surface needs to be refreshed.