Shoes, bags, belts, car seats: If you want to avoid animal leather, pineapple leather is a new vegan alternative. With her startup “Ananas Anam”, the Spanish designer Carmen Hijosa developed a process that converts pineapple leaves – which are left over as a waste product at harvest – into a non-woven textile fabric that looks similar and is as stable as animal leather. Small designers like Maravilla Bags (Mallorca) already have pineapple leather bags in their range. Puma and Camper experiment with prototypes.
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