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® 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 commercially available to brands and designers who make product compatible with our vision and values. At this stage it is available in wholesale quantities only.

It is not available to buy in fabric stores or through distributors at this stage. All sales requests must be made through the form on the Sales & Sampling page.

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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, finishing team or sales staff, so have to be streamlined in our approach. At the moment this means limiting supply to brands who can meet a minimum order quantity.

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Sales are made via direct discussion with our London-based team only. Please fill out the form on the Sales & Sampling page to express your interest. Our small team work through requests in the order they are received so appreciate your patience.

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We are working with wonderful designers worldwide, so you’re sure to find a style you love!

Find a full list of current designers working with Piñatex® on the ‘Products‘ page, and you can search #MadeFromPiñatex on Instagram to see new styles.

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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 wholesale 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 20 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). 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.

All sales enquires must be directed via the form on the Sales & Sampling page.

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Thanks for the support! While we are excited about the potential to source fibre from pineapple farming regions all over the world and make Piñatex® locally to these communities we are not ready to expand globally yet. Piñatex® is a patented textile and production is not available under licence at this stage, however we welcome serious enquiries of this nature.

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.