This year’s hottest fashion trend might be pineapple. Not the color. (What color is a pineapple really anyways?) Not pineapple prints on some tropically-inspired fabric. But literally material made out of pineapple called “pineapple leather.”
A new pineapple-based faux leather called Piñatex has been evoking a lot of interest recently, according to the Huffington Post. The product, which is made from the leaves of the pineapple plant (so no fruit was harmed in the making of this leather), was developed by a Spanish leather goods designer, Carmen Hijosa. Apparently, she was inspired by the Barong Tagalog, a Filipino garment made with pineapple leave fibers.