Ananas Anam is a for-profit company with a positive social impact and low environmental impact.

We aim to meet the challenges of our times by developing innovative products in which commercial success is integrated with, and promotes, social, ecological and cultural development.

Piñatex® is an innovative textile that was developed for use as a sustainable alternative to both mass-produced leather and polluting synthetic materials, offering a better choice for a better future.

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Circular Economy

Ananas Anam is a certified B-Corporation and works to the values of a circular economy, combining research and innovation to enhance the well-being of the earth and its people throughout the entire life cycle of the product.

Being B-Corp certified means that we strive to do business better, balancing people, planet and profit. The B-Corp certification measures our efforts and verifies that we meet high social and environmental standards, from farm to factory.

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Social Impact

Ananas Anam supports rural farming communities by working directly with farming cooperatives to create an additional stream of income to pineapple farmers.

Piñatex® is made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, the byproduct of the fruit industry, which are traditionally discarded or burned. Adding value to this waste has created a new source of income for farming communities who otherwise rely on a seasonal harvest. Once the fibre has been stripped from the leaf the leftover biomass can be retained to use as a natural fertiliser or bio-fuel, offering a further environmental prospect.

We currently work with farming communities in the Philippines, and as we develop will have the opportunity to work with other pineapple growing countries, supporting local economies and strengthening their exports.


of Philippines taken up with agriculture

Piñatex® provides an additional income stream to pineapple farming communities.

Environmental Impact

Leather has been used for thousands of years, however as the industry demands more – and cheaper – supply, its production has become environmentally unsustainable.

Tanning is a complicated process, involving approximately 20 stages and 250 chemicals (including toxins and heavy metals such as hexavelent chromium, aldehyde, cyanide, zinc and lead) to halt decomposition, which are extremely damaging to both people and the environment.

Synthetic alternatives such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) are not the solution, as these are ecologically toxic to both produce and dispose of.

Piñatex® addresses these issues as a sustainably sourced textile, made from a natural waste product, created low water use and low production waste, containing no harmful chemicals or animal products.


  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No chemicals on the Cradle2cradle list of banned substances used in production.
  • Closed loop production – residual leaf biomass is used as natural fertilizer/biofuel.
  • Non-woven mesh is biodegradable.

Leather & synthetic alternatives

  • Heavy use of resources including land, water, food and fuel.
  • Toxic chemicals used in tanning and production have detrimental impact on health and environment.
  • High waste mass from tanning process.
  • Synthetic materials take many years to degrade, releasing toxins.
16Pineapple plants
480Pineapple leaves
1 Square metre of Piñatex®

Transparent supply chain

We are proud to work directly with the people involved throughout our supply chain, so can tell you #WhoMadeYourFibre.

~ Approx 13 million tonnes of waste from global pineapple agriculture every year