For the upper material of our sneakers
we use fabric made of the fibers
of the pineapple leaf. The pineapple
leaf fibers are an agricultural waste
product. So-called Pinafiber is the
ingenious material that is extracted
from the leaves of Spanish red pineapple
and is the finest of all Philippine
hand-woven fabrics. Pineapple
fibers have an ivory white color and
are naturally shiny. This cloth is soft
and fine and has a very low weight.
It is also very hard-wearing. Since
the PINATEX fabric is hand-made
by only a few weavers, it is very precious
and rare, which makes it expensive.