14 Cool Shoes and Accessories Made from Piñatex® Pineapple Leather

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“Design is not just about product. Design is about responsibility.”
–Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founder and CEO of Ananas Anam, the creator of Piñatex

Cool Shoes and Accessories Made with Pineapple Leather

Welcome to the Golden Age of cruelty-free shoes and accessories! It took a while to get here (and there’s still work to do) but we have finally, mercifully, arrived!

It’s not lost on us that the distinguished host ushering us into this new era is an innovative faux leather made from pineapple leaves. An international symbol of hospitality, the pineapple is the perfect way to welcome even the non-vegans among us to the world of sustainable, cruelty-free style.

To go directly to the cool shoes and accessories made with Piñatex at the bottom of this article, simply click these links:

Cool Shoes Made from Piñatex

Cool Accessories Made from Piñatex

Piñatex is the inspiration of Dr. Carmen Hijosa, a former consultant to the leather industry. While on a business trip to the Philippines in the ‘90s, she witnessed the amount of toxic chemicals used in leather production and their impact on workers and the environment. She knew that something had to change.

Dr. Carmen Hijosa, Founder and CEO of Ananas Anam and Creator of Piñatex
Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founder and CEO of Ananas Anam, the creator of Piñatex. Photo: Ananas-Anam.com

Leather is problematic at every stage of its product lifecycle, from the cruelty to animals who are exploited for their skin, to its toxic production process, and finally, to the disposal of leather goods after we’re done with them. Because skin is a biological material, it’s meant to decompose. Leather is treated with chemicals to prevent this natural process from occurring, so contrary to popular belief, leather is not a biodegradable material.

On her travels, Dr. Hijosa was inspired by the Philippine locals who made clothing out of plant fibers. And while touring pineapple plantations, she was struck by the amount of pineapple leaves that were discarded as agricultural waste.

Pineapple Leaves Used to Make the Faux Leather Piñatex
Pineapple leaves used to make the faux leather Piñatex. Images: Ananas-Anam.com

These experiences led her to develop Piñatex, which is a non-woven material that is environmentally sustainable. Ananas Anam, the parent company of Piñatex, of which Dr. Hijosa is CEO, subscribes to circular economy and cradle-to-cradle principles. Not only is Piñatex vegan and eco-friendly, it also provides scalable commercial business opportunities for rural farming communities.

The Sustainable, Cradle-to-Cradle Lifecycle of Products Made from Piñatex

Piñatex Cradle-to-Cradle Sustainability Diagram
Piñatex cradle-to-cradle sustainability diagram. Image: Ananas-Anam.com.

Here’s a great video from Ananas Anam on how Piñatex is made:

And now for the cool shoes and accessories!

Cool Shoes Made from Piñatex

1. Boat Shoes in Piñatex by Planet Guests

Gold Vegan Boat Loafers

 

Ethical Vegan Boat Shoes in Pinatex by Planet Guests

Planet Guests creates ethical, vegan shoes and accessories in sustainable materials like cork and Piñatex. These loafer-style sneakers, or boat shoes, come in black, white, or gold.

Price: $122.00

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2. Piñatex Boots by Bourgeois Boheme

Non-Leather Men's Work Boots in Pinatex by Bourgeois Boheme

Ethical Men's Vegan Boots by Bourgeois BohemeEco-conscious and ethical footwear company Bourgeois Boheme creates sustainable, vegan shoes by hand in their workshop in Portugal.

Price: $249.00 – $259.00

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3. Vegan Pineapple Leather Baby Shoes

Vegan Baby Shoes in Pineapple Leather

These adorable vegan baby moccasins were too cute to leave off this list! Visit Tender Toes’ Etsy store to see even more.

Price: $52.80

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Cool Accessories Made from Piñatex

4. Vegan Backpack Made with Piñatex by Eve and Adis

Vegan Backpack Made with Piñatex in White by Eve and Adis

Minimalist design team Eve and Adis creates sustainable accessories in their workshop in Berlin. This backpack is also available in black.

Prices: $181.00 – $232.00

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5. Piñatex Backpack by Maniwala

Black Vegan Backpack in PiñatexManiwala is a U.S.-based creator of sustainable, vegan accessories that are made from hemp and Piñatex pineapple leather. Maniwala is member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of sales revenue to environmental non-profits.

Price: $450.00

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6. Black Faux Leather Backpack in Piñatex by Maravillas Bags

vegan-faux-leather-Vegan Pineapple Leather Backpack by Maravillas Bags

Maravillas Bags creates a number of different styles of vegan bags, including handbags, clutches, duffel bags, and more – all in vegan pineapple leather! Visit their store on Etsy to see more.

Prices: $112.00 – $314.00

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7. Sustainable Non-Leather Card Wallet by Maniwala

Non Leather, Sustainable Slimfold Wallet in Black Pinatex

This ultra-slim card wallet by Maniwala will hold a few credit cards, bills, and your driver’s license, while fitting easily in your back pocket.

Prices: $75.00 – $120.00
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8. Vegan Credit Card Holder in Gold or Silver by Wonder Women of the World

Cute Vegan Pineapple Leather Credit Card Holder

Wonder Women of the World is a mission-based organization based in Paris that helps women who are out work learn new skills and get back on their feet.  All of their creations are ethical and cruelty-free. This 100% vegan card holder will hold a couple credit cards and your driver’s license. It measures: 4” x 2.4”

Price: $24.05

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9. Red Faux Leather Tote Bag by Camille Vegan Bags

Red Faux Leather Tote Bag in Pinatex Pineapple Leather

Camille Vegan Bags offers a wide variety of non-leather bags made from Piñatex. Check out their Etsy story to see them all!

Price range: $44.00 – $209.00 

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10. Pineapple Leather Clutch Bag

Gold Faux Leather Clutch Bag in Pinatex

Price: $87.34

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11. Classic Black Crossbody Purse by Maravillas Bags

Black Vegan Crossbody Shoulder Bag with Chain StrapMaravillas Bags is another 100% vegan accessories company that only creates sustainable products. Be sure to visit their Etsy shop to see their whole collection.

Price: $221.52

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12. Laptop Case Made with Piñatex by Eve and Adis

Piñatex Pineapple “Leather” Laptop Sleeve in GoldThis vegan laptop case is another creation by the minimalist design team Eve and Adis. It comes in gold, black, or bone white.

Prices: $87.70 – $100.41

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13. Black Piñatex Laptop Sleeve by Maniwala

Black Laptop Sleeve Made with Piñatex and Lined with Hemp This black laptop sleeve, also designed by Maniwala, is 100% vegan and made in the USA. It has a soft, vegan hemp fabric lining.

Price: $150.00

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14. Vegan Cell Phone Cases Made with Piñatex

Faux Leather Phone Case in Piñatex Pineapple “Leather” And for your most important accessory of all – your cell phone – of course, we’ve got some pineapple leather for that too. These sustainable cell phone sleeves, also created by Eve and Adis, come in black, bone white, and gold. Eve and Adis will create a case to fit your specific phone. Just reach out to them via their store on Etsy.

Price: $31.65
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Enjoy!

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