Pineapple fibre is made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, which are an agricultural byproduct of the food industry. The use of pineapple fibre is very versatile. Ananas Anam for example have managed to create a non-woven mesh made from pineapple fibres, which forms the base of Piñatex®. Piñatex® is often referred to as a vegan alternative to leather, and is also more sustainable due to its lower environmental impact. Besides, the production of pineapple fibre creates an additional and stable income for farming communities.