Can sneakers really be made from Pineapple leaves?
Thanks to our collabration with Pinatex we use Pineapple leaf fibre to make the heel collar sections on the back of our sneakers. The material has a soft feel making it perfect to use in an area of the sneaker that needs to be soft and padded for comfort. The materail also has a unique look and texture which we think looks amazing especially in the Paprika colour which we use on our Challenge sneakers.
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 is retained to use as a natural fertiliser or biofuel, offering a further economic prospect.
For more information about this fantastic material and all it's benifits please visit Pinatex.