Minna Parikka fulfills her customers' long-term dreams by offering vegan shoes for all our conscious carrot biters! Since everybunny deserves a guilt-free treat, these striking new vegan styles are made entirely from 100% animal free materials.
Piñatex is a natural, innovative and patented new material that can be used as an alternative to leather. Made from pineapple leaf fibers gathered by partner farming cooperatives in the Philippines, Piñatex fibers are the by-product of the pineapple harvest. No extra land, water, fertilizer or pesticides are required to produce the material. After pineapple harvest, the suitable plant leaves which are left behind are collected and Piñafelt, a non-woven mesh, is created in the Philippines. The rolls of Piñafelt are then shipped by boat from the Philippines to Spain or Italy for creating the finished material, Piñatex.
We source Piñatex from a company called Ananas Anam, the creator of this delicious innovation. The company is a Certified B Corporation® – they meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Ananas Anam supports rural farming communities by working directly with farming cooperatives to create an additional stream of income to pineapple farmers.
Piñatex is a versatile material which is strong, breathable, light and flexible. The material is also water resistant. Piñatex is used in Bunny Skater gold and black piña and Jackie gold piña. Read more about Piñatex: www.ananas-anam.com