Materials

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Materials




Piñatex is an innovative, natural and sustainably sourced non-woven textile made from pineapple leaf fibre. Its raw material is a by-product of the pineapple harvest meaning it requires no additional environmental resources to produce, and its use creates an additional income stream for farming communities. Piñatex fabric is specially developed in Spain by Ananas Anam, a Certified B Corporation®. ⁠


Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree which needs to be harvested every 10 years in order for the tree to maintain healthy for 200 years or more, thus making this a sustainable material. Once the tree reaches a mature age of 25 it is ready to be peeled off for the first time, though only at 43 years of age cork oak bark regenerates the top quality cork called amadia. With each harvest the cork is acquiring a smoother texture. 

Cork oak forests are mainly located over the west Mediterranean area and they absorb an estimated four million tonnes of CO2 per year, encourage biodiversity, conserve soil quality, control the water cycle, and are a safeguard against forest fires. Our cork fabric is sourced and processed in Portugal, where the biggest cork oak forests are found. For the production of cork fabric no heavy metals or their compounds, organic solvents, mineral fibres or formaldehyde are used, they are free from substances which could cause harm to the environment or health. Cork is naturally light weight, soft, water repellent, stain resistant and durable, these features make this cruelty-free material easy to maintain and a great natural alternative to animal leather. 


Linen, one of the oldest fabrics known revered for its timeless elegance, grace and durability. All linen used in the collections are high quality oeko-tex certified, grown and produced in Lithuania.


All iron works are hand wrought by me, with the precious helping hands of my father, and the quest to keep the process sustainable, hence the use of locally sourced iron, spill materials and natural finishing with burnt in linseed oil.