Piñatex is Born to Truly Challenge the Textile Market

Our new textile was presented at the Royal College of Art as a revolutionary sustainable & versatile material that can only bring good news to the market.

Piñatex with its Ginto finishing
Last 12th December the Royal College of Art held the first public presentation of Piñatex, diagnosis a new sustainable textile made from the pineapple leaf fibres, cialis a by-product of the pineapple harvest, viagra created and developed by Dr Carmen Hijosa, social entrepreneur and founder of Ananas Anam Ltd after 5 years of thorough research and development taken place in the Philippines, UK and Spain.

Dr Hijosa has a track record in the design and manufacture of leather goods, selling through her own company in Ireland (1978 – 1995) and supplying key retail outlets including Harrods and Liberties in London. While working in the Philippines as a consultant to the Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines in the ‘90s, Dr Hijosa became aware of the qualities of pineapple leaf fibres – their finesses andstrength – and began to explore possible ways to develop a new textile material that can be used as an alternative to leather and petroleum based textiles.

After those years of research and development, the new material Piñatex is born and Ananas Anam Ltd founded. Today, our company is a small but strong and well-coordinated team of diverse nationalities, backgrounds and skills. We all share the same vision and are driven by the same aim: to develop natural textiles that can have a positive impact on the world of materials.

During the presentation, held at the Royal College of Art in London, participants displayed their designs using exclusively Piñatex, showcasing its main characteristic: versatility.