Environmental Impact

Leather has been used for thousands of years, however as the industry demands more – and cheaper – supply, its production has become environmentally unsustainable.

 

Tanning is a complicated process, involving approximately 20 stages and 250 chemicals (including toxins and heavy metals such as hexavelent chromium, aldehyde, cyanide, zinc and lead) to halt decomposition, which are extremely damaging to both people and the environment.

Synthetic alternatives such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) are not the solution, as these are ecologically toxic to both produce and dispose of.

Piñatex® addresses these issues as a sustainably sourced textile, made from a natural waste product, created low water use and low production waste, containing no harmful chemicals or animal products.

PIÑATEX®

  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
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  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.