FAQs

Hello and thank you for your interest in Piñatex®!

We are working hard to meet demand for this innovative natural textile, however Piñatex® production is limited so regret that we cannot facilitate all sales requests.

We are currently taking limited new orders. In order to be considered for supply you must have an existing brand, already producing product and able to meet minimum order quantities. As a company with strong values of innovation and responsibility we actively seek to work with those who share our vision of a more sustainable future, and all supply is at the discretion of our sales team.

Please find answers to some frequently asked questions below. We ask that you read and respect these before getting in touch as you are likely to find the information you are looking for here:

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Piñatex® is a sustainable natural textile made from the fibres of pineapple leaves. The leaves are the by-product of an existing industry no additional land, water, fertilisers or pesticides need to be used, so the raw material has a very low environmental impact compared to other textile crops.

Unlike traditional leather production which is very toxic to both tannery workers and the environment, the production process for Piñatex® does not involve any harmful chemicals.

Piñatex® provides an additional, stable income stream to pineapple farmers who otherwise face the challenges of seasonal employment, and aims to support positive social and economic development within farming communities.

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Piñatex® is available commercially to brands and designers who make product compatible with our vision and values. At this stage it is not available for individuals or the home sewing community.

Due to a limited production capacity, Piñatex® is currently available to new clients in the following regions only: UK, Germany, the Netherlands.

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Piñatex® is a socially responsible innovation. It has never been made before now, so every step of the way is new. As we develop our supply chain to meet growing demand we need to ensure we are doing so in line with our company values and not put undue pressure on our farming communities, non-woven makers or the finishing team, so have to be streamlined in our approach. At the moment this means limiting supply to brands in particular regions, who can meet a minimum order quantity.

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Sales are made via direct discussion with our London-based team only. We have a significant waiting list, so ask that you fill out the form on the Sales & Sampling page to express your interest and be patient as we get to your request.

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We are working with wonderful designers worldwide, so you’re sure to find a style you love. Some are linked on our website, but while this is being updated find more on Instagram either @pinatex or by searching #pinatex and #MadeFromPiñatex.

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Piñatex® is priced comparably to a mid-range leather. The ORIGINAL (matte) range is 45€ per linear metre, the ORO (metallic) range is 53€ per linear metre. This pricing reflects productions costs and is the same for all clients.

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Piñatex® is a non-woven textile that is made on a roll, so it is sold by roll width. 1 linear meter = 1m x 1.55m

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For a first sampling order 5 l/m, for production following sampling 15 l/m. You may be able to split this over different colours pending availability – the sales team will discuss the best options for your needs.

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The fibre extraction and treatment is currently undertaken in the Philippines, where we work closely with the 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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Yes, Piñatex® is a vegan product and no animal by-product is used in any stage of the production.

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We are able to distribute worldwide, via our courier (UPS) or via your own delivery partner.
Products made from Piñatex® are available all around the world – please see the designer listing here, and check with the brands themselves to find stockists in your area.

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Our apologies – we are a small team and hope you can understand that we get a huge number of enquiries every day. Please refer to and respect the information here, and follow Piñatex on Facebook and @pinatex on Instagram for regular updates.

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 wax (colourless, such as Barbour wax for bags and jackets, a nd coloured in the appropriate tint for shoes) when the surface needs to be refreshed. Rub wax on sparingly with a soft cloth. You may find that leaving the product in a warm place for 24 hours will help the wax absorb.

We also recommend using Liquiproof Protector, a natural non-toxic coating that will make the product stain and water repellent.