Pineapple Leaves Make for a Fashion-Forward, Luxurious & Sustainable Leather
Producing is leather is bad for everybody involved, it's bad for the environment, bad for the person producing it and, terrible for the animal.
I know right?
At first, I thought, how is that even possible? Pineapple leather might be a new thing but, the people of the Philippines have used pineapple fiber to create textiles for centuries.
The people of the Philippines also extract the fiber out of the pineapple leaves, but instead of leather, they create a beautiful silk-like fabric that is used more commonly for the Barong Tagalog, wedding dresses and other traditional formal dresses of the Philippines.
Piña fiber, which is extracted from the leaves of the pineapple plant, scientific name being 'ananas comosus' is not only helping the environment and saving lives. It is also creating a new source of income for farming families who would otherwise rely on the seasonal harvest and serves as a natural fertilizer. Once the fiber has been extracted from the leaves, the leftover biomass serves as a natural fertilizer or biofuel.
This tropical fruit is making waves in the textile industry and it is here to stay! What do you think about this new invention? Would you buy pineapple leather furniture?