The Piñatex® we work with is a patented material developed by Ananas Anam. Inspired by the abundance of natural resources and the long-standing use of plant fibres in traditional weaving in the Phillipines, Dr. Carmen Hijosa, the founder of Ananas Anam created a new, non-woven textile using pineapple leaf fibre, for a more sustainable future that connects people, the environment and economies. The production of Piñatex® also provides positive social economic impact while maintaining a low environmental footprint throughout its life cycle.

Learn more about Ananas Anam and Piñatex® by visiting: www.ananas-anam.com
We have partnered with Portugalia Cork for our cork fabrics. Portugalia Cork ensures that the natural cork used in their production is extracted from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests, a certification that recognizes that the forests and operations are managed to the highest international, social, and environmental standards, ensuring that the cork-bark extraction is done without harming cork trees. The cork is natural, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.

Learn more about Portugalia Cork here: www.portugaliacork.com

The recycled fabrics that we use in our inner linings come from Khaloom, a corporate that represents a group of passionate weavers based out of a weaver's colony in Bangalore, India. They use traditional handlooms to upcycle recycled yarns into high-quality fabrics. Their use of handlooms keeps the craft locally embedded, energy neutral, and culturally relevant. This helps shape a socially fair and circular economy around the textiles sector in India. It is pertinent to note that Khaloom not only pays their weavers 2-3 times the statutory minimum wage set in India, but also is a role model for women in the textile sector, which has otherwise been dominated by men in India.

Learn more about Khaloom and their impact here: www.khaloom.com
Our recycled zippers are from YKK Japan, world leaders in production and innovation when it comes zippers and fasteners. The NATULON® zippers we use are manufactured in a resource-conserving process that recycles PET bottles, old fibre and other polyester remnants. YKK is committed to ensuring fair labour conditions for safety and health, fair hours and wages, fair business practices as well as environmental sustainability related policies that govern their energy consumption, air and water pollution management, as well as their waste and chemical management systems.

Learn more about YKK and its policies here: www.ykkfastening.com