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Leather Alternatives

Dole Partners With Rais Case and Ananas Anam to Transform Agricultural Waste Into Sustainable Fashion

Dole Packaged Foods, one of the world’s largest producers of fruit and vegetables, has joined forces with Rais Case, a circular design brand from Southern California, and Ananas Anam, the creator of plant-based material Piñatex. This collaborative effort aims to repurpose organic waste into functional fashion accessories, beginning with a limited-edition Vida Bag crafted from Piñatex, a vegan leather alternative derived from pineapple leaf fibers sourced from Dole Philippines farms. Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Dole Packaged Foods, Americas, Orzse Hodi, spoke on the significance of waste reduction efforts, stating, “For every ton of pineapples harvested, three tons of pineapple leaves are discarded, making it our job to find ways to reduce and repurpose our waste as much as we can. In addition …

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Materials

Ananas Anam Partners With FORVIA for Pineapple-Based Automotive Interiors

Ananas Anam has announced a collaboration with automotive technology leader FORVIA to develop vehicle interior materials made from waste pineapple leaf fibres. The two companies have formed a Joint Development Agreement, with Ananas Anam contributing its knowledge of developing eco-friendly pineapple-based materials and FORVIA bringing its expertise in automotive technology. The news comes as the latter company launches MATERI’ACT, a new unit with the purpose of developing sustainable materials. Sustainable car interiors At the beginning of 2022, sustainability was described as a key trend in the automotive industry. It was recently reported that all BMW and Mini cars will have fully vegan interiors from next year, while a study in May found that 70% of drivers would be interested in purchasing an animal-free car. A …

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Ananas Anam Announces Saucony Partnership for Vegan Pineapple Footwear

Ananas Anam, the producer of vegan pineapple leather alternative Piñatex, has announced a new collaboration with US footwear brand Saucony. The partnership sees the launch of Saucony’s classic Jazz Court RFG made with Piñatex and available now.  London-based B-Corp Ananas Anam has supplied Piñatex as the substitute material for all components and overlays that are usually made with leather in Saucony’s latest release, as the athletic brand looks toward a sustainable business transformation. The Jazz Court RFG are finished with hemp laces and plant-based mesh for a more sustainable look and feel.  The move follows a similar collaboration with sports giant Nike to produce its Happy Pineapple Collection – a collection of seven sneaker editions across five styles made with the latest generation Piñatex.  Zero …

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Dole Sunshine Company, World’s Largest Producer of Fruit & Veg, Partners With Ananas Anam to Upcycle Pineapple Waste

The Dole Sunshine Company – the world’s largest producer of fruit and vegetables – this week announced its partnership with Ananas Anam, the London-based creators of Piñatex, a vegan leather made from sustainably sourced pineapple leaf fibres. The collaboration is part of Dole’s commitment to achieve zero fruit loss by 2025. Ananas Anam is a B-Corp™ certified company responsible for developing innovative plant-based textiles disrupting the world of fashion materials and leading the way in sustainability. Its pineapple leather product Piñatex has been used by global lifestyle brands including Nike, Hugo Boss, H&M, Paul Smith and the Hilton Hotel London Bankside for the world’s first vegan suite. Through this partnership, Ananas Anam will produce Piñatex from fiber extracted from Dole’s harvested pineapple plant leaves, which …

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Nike Reveals Happy Pineapple Collection Made from Piñatex Pineapple Leather

Nike has unveiled its latest range of sustainable footwear with its Happy Pineapple Collection. Featuring seven new editions, the range is made with the latest generation Piñatex, a sustainable plant-based alternative to leather made using pineapple leaves. “Design is a connecting tool between people, economics and the environment” The collection comprises seven sneaker editions across five styles; the Free Run Trail Premium, the Air Max 90, the Air Max 95, Air Force One, and the Air-Zoom Type. Complete with an embroidered pineapple graphic as a nod to the range’s sustainable credentials, the move is part of Nike’s Move to Zero initiative with the aim of becoming carbon neutral. Made from pineapple leaves which are the byproduct of existing agriculture, Piñatex is a natural, sustainably sourced, …

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

No Saints: Innovative New Vegan Footwear From Australia

No Saints is a new Australian footwear company that is out to buck the status quo, offering unisex shoes that are better for animals, people and the planet. Launching today, the brand is committed to being at the forefront of technology and is constantly on the lookout for new vegan materials, such as pineapple leather and apple leather, which support the company ethos.

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Market & Trends

Rapid Growth for Vegan Leather Alternatives: Market Volume Expected to Reach $85 Billion by 2025

According to a report by management consultant Grand View Research (lnk GVR), the global market for leather alternatives will grow to $85 billion over the next decade. Lower manufacturing costs for artificial leather and growing consumer awareness of the conditions in the leather industry are important growth factors. In addition, the technological and qualitative progress of imitation leather is accelerating growth, as is the availability of new plant-derived materials.

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Vegan Jacket Company James&Co Announces Pineapple Leather Collection

More and more consumers are looking for alternatives to traditional leather products, in order to better protect animals and the environment. The fashion company James&Co Ethical Vegan Apparel exclusively uses vegan leather, and offers its customers an ethical and stylish product range. The fashion brand’s latest innovation is a leather jacket collection made of pineapple leather. The vegan fashion brand uses high-quality, animal-free fabrics, including 100% vegan polyurethane leather, which looks and feels like real leather but is much more sustainable. James&Co now wants to be even more sustainable and has announced that it will use pineapple leather for future product lines. The organic vegan leather is made with water instead of chemicals, and will also be used for high-end collections. The well-known luxury fashion …

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