The shoe industry is constantly looking for themost environmentally friendly material to use in their products. There is a fair amount of materials that are very good substitutes for leatrher such as microfiber, organic canvas, recycled PET, etc.

But now a new material has stormed in the shoe industry: 

PIÑATEX™

It is an innovative, natural and sustainable non-woven textile called Piñatex™ made from pineapple leaves fibres. Piñatex harnesses advanced technologies to create a totally sustainable high performance natural textile. We carried out the original development leading to Piñatex™ in the Philippines. Its finishing, research and continuing development are now being undertaken in the UK and Spain. Piñatex provides new additional income for farmers while creating a vibrant new industry for pineapple growing countries.
Piñatex fibres are the by-product of the pineapple harvest. No extra land, water, fertilizers or pesticides are required to produce them.

There are already a couple of brands that are starting to use this wonderful material, and we are proud to announce that one of our flagshop brands, NAE-Vegan has launched the first collection of shoes in Piñatex.

Check all the model available in Shubawa here