The Latest Earth-Friendly Fashion Craze Is Shoes Made Of Pineapples

- Jun 27, 2018 -

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that if Coastal Living had an official fruit, it may very well be the pineapple. (Exhibits ABC … we could do laps around the alphabet, to be honest.)

And as if we weren’t already obsessed with this tropical fruit in our cocktailsand in lieu of Christmas trees, here’s another smart—and very eco-friendly—way to use pineapples: Wear ‘em.

How does that work? Just ask the crew at Piñatex, who’ve managed to create a leather-alternative textile out of (often discarded) pineapple leaves. To make the material, long fibers from the waste leaves are extracted and turned into a non-woven mesh that, when fully processed, is “soft and flexible, yet very durable,” says the website.

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