Piña Colada and Piñatex! How awesome is it when the byproduct of one of your favourite drinks can suddenly be turned into bags, shoes and accessories?
Not long ago, I argued that buying leather is not that bad as long as you use the products for a long time. Mostly, because I find poor-quality, plastic, fake-leather really unsustainable. If I advocate for a vegetarian diet, I should really stop buying leather. Anyone who has seen Cowspiracy get’s why it’s probably for the best to give up leather if there’s a good alternative. Although the documentary is quite exaggerated when it comes to e.g. the statistics they use, it has a valid point.
Piñatex is a newly developed textile that is simply awesome. It was all over the news about a year ago, but everyone should know about this awesome product. It’s durable. It’s biodegradable. It uses significantly less resources than leather production. And while I do think death is a part of life, it’s quite nice when no one has to die for your shoes. It’s made from pineapple leaves! The leaves are just a byproduct, we still get to keep the actual pineapples for Piña Coladas!
Like Pinatex on facebook or Instagram to see what all new purposes it’s used for! In need for new shoes? I think these Pineapple shoes from NAE look quite nice!
I found this particular model at an Australian web store which seems a bit excessive when it comes to shipping to, but it’s a good tip for all my friends in Australia! NAE:s shoes are made in Portugal and sell Pinatex winter shoes at their own web store right now. They also sell a more plain sneaker, but I personally really like the design with the zipper.
The plain Pinatex Sneaker I quite like was found on Ebay too.