Fibers of Philippean pineapple leaves
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.