CURATING LUXURY FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELLER

Bearing Fruit: Piñatex’s sustainable leather alternative

Bearing Fruit: Piñatex’s sustainable leather alternative

Elizabeth Finney charts one woman’s quest to produce a sustainable alternative to leather and finds the key lies in an unlikely source

Sustainability may be the buzzword of the year, but the concept is a relatively new one for the United Kingdom. While plastic bags and drinking straws have been rapidly condemned, the mass-marketed fashion industry is cottoning on more slowly. Leather, cotton and rayon is still plentiful but only in the past few years has the question arisen – at what cost?

Sep 4th 2018
Elizabeth Finney
Craftsmanship