Piñatex is a natural vegan leather made of pineapple leaf fibres. The suppliers of pineapple fibres are predominantly farmers from the Philippines, so Piñatex gives local farmers the opportunity to profit from the waste that would normally end up as part of compost. The result is not only the material as such, but also the patented technology of production, which brings in new streams of income for the farmers in developing countries. Piñatex is a non-woven fabric, it can be produced in large rolls, in various thicknesses and finishes. It is light, soft, breathable, pliable and easy to paint. No additional water, fertilizers or pesticides are needed to produce the fibre so production the process and costs are sustainable and low.