Meet the Tasman Piñatex Bag!
The Tasman Piñatex Bag is the perfect bag for someone that loves a classic looking black crossbody or clutch and likes eco-friendly, vegan fashion. This simple, classic bag is made a little more playful and fun with the two tassel zipper pulls. The strap is adjustable and removable which can quickly turn this crossbody into a clutch. It is large enough to carry your basic needs for a day out and can easily continue on for a night out.
What makes it eco-friendly?
The body of the bag is made from Piñatex, a sustainable leather alternative. The tassels and detachable crossbody strap are made from apple leather and the lining is made of 50% recycled plastic water bottles and 50% cotton.
What is Piñatex and where does it come from?
Piñatex is a natural, sustainable textile made from the cellulose fibers of pineapple leaves. The leaves are a byproduct of the pineapple industry that would otherwise be burned or left to rot. Since these leaves are a byproduct of this industry, it takes no extra water or land to produce them. The production of Piñatex also provides extra income for the pineapple farmers as there is now a demand for the otherwise unused leaves. Piñatex is an innovative alternative to the polluting, synthetic materials and mass-produced leather used in much of the fashion industry.
Apple leather is another material that is used as an alternative to animal leather. It is made in an eco-friendly, non-toxic process using remains from harvesting apples (seeds, cores, and peels). Apple leather has a similar look to animal leather, so it is a good alternative if you are looking for a leather look. It is also great because it is lightweight, strong, breathable, UV resistant, 100% biodegradable and free of PU and PVC.
Sadie & Daisy loves to provide customers with ethically sourced, unique bag options. Stay tuned for more information about the eco-friendly materials used in these bags.