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.
Ananas Anam 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.
Our inspiration is the *Cradle to Cradle® approach, which supports ecological, intelligent and innovative design policies within today’s economic environment.
*Cradle to Cradle® is a trademark of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC.Learn more
Piñatex® provides an additional income stream to pineapple farming communities.
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.
Transparent supply chain
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