Ananas Anam have developed an innovative, natural and sustainable non-woven textile called Piñatex™.
Piñatex™ is produced from the fibres of pineapple leaves which are a by-product of the pineapple harvest. Piñatex™ involves a patented technology that protects both the process and the finished material. While the initial development work leading to Piñatex™ originated in the Philippines, significant research & development is now being undertaken between the UK and Spain.
In 2014, SmithMatthias designed and handmade two bags and an Ipad case prototype to exhibit at THE PINEAPPLE SHOW at the Royal College of Art. Following lots of interest, we have developed a batch of rucksacks, made in Scotland by Erlend Milne.