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luxury vegan footwear & accessories made from fruit

  • Made from Pineapples

  • Made from Apples

Made from Pineapples

Made from Apples

At Jo-Anne Vernay we pledge to only use biodegradable Fruit Fabrics using materials that are good for you & good for the planet.

"Our collections are made from Pineapples & Apples."

Made from Piñatex

CHANGE THE WAY THAT YOU THINK ABOUT VEGAN MATERIALS

80%
Biodegradable

Made From
Pineapple Leaves

3-5 Year
Lifespan

Same Thickness
as Leather

Made from AppleSkin

VEGAN LEATHERS FROM WASTE APPLES FOR A CLEAN FUTURE

Same Density as Leather

Opportunity for Farmers

Mixed with Recycled Materials

Made from Apple Waste

FRUIT FABRICS

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50-80% biodegradable
Made from fruit leaves & waste
Closed loop production
Minimal environmental impact

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Polyurethane

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5% biodegradable
Made of mostly toxic oils
Wasteful manufacturing process
Can cause health concerns

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Leather

2.5% biodegradable
Toxic chemicals used
High waste mass
Kills 2.3 billion animals

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Piñatex and AppleSkin both sought to create alternatives to vegan leather and animal leathers, using fruit to crate a plastic free non-woven textiles that could maintain a low environmental footprint throughout its life cycle.

Piñatex is made using a patented process called decortication, which is done at the plantation by the farming community

Pineapple Fiber

AppleSkin is made from apple waste products consisting of the peel, body, and fibers of the apple

FAQs

Is Piñatex Vegan Leather?

Piñatex is not a vegan leather; instead, it is a plant based product derived from pineapples leaves.

Is AppleSkin Vegan Leather?

AppleSkin is bio-based material made using the leftover pomace and peel from the fruit juice and compote industry.

Is Piñatex Biodegradable?

Piñatex substrate is made of natural fibers and polylactic acid fibers, which is 100% biodegradable. The coating is not biodegradable; instead, it is sustainably produced with a bio-based coating in the works. Pinatex is 80% biodegradable through proper disposal.

Is AppleSkin Biodegradable?

AppleSkin 50% fossil-fuel derived, being a synthetic material. AppleSkin is generally considered a more sustainable alternative than animal and synthetic leather, a biodegradable product.

Is Piñatex Waterproof?

Our premiere design's original Piñatex material is water-resistant, making it a repellent to rain but not waterproof.

Is AppleSkin Waterproof?

AppleSkin is a commercially viable with the help of Frumat, this ecological, breathable, waterproof and durable fabric.