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  • Pineapple Leaves - PIÑATEX®
  • Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS
  • Responsible Wool Standard - R.W.S
  • Forest Stewardship Council - FSC

PIÑATEX®

The raw material for Piñatex® is sustainably sourced in the Philippines by pineapple farmers, creating an additional income stream for their communities. The team from the Labo Multi Purpose Farming Cooperative are proud to supply the fibre that becomes the Piñatex® used in our cardholders.

PIÑATEX®

  • No additional environmental resources required for raw material.
  • No toxic chemicals used in production.
  • Closed loop production – residual leaf biomass is used as natural fertilizer/biofuel.
  • Non-woven mesh is biodegradable.

LEATHER & SYNTHETIC ALTERNATIVES

  • Heavy use of resources including land, water, food and fuel.
  • Toxic chemicals used in tanning and production have a detrimental impact on health and environment.
  • High waste mass from tanning process.
  • Synthetic materials take many years to degrade, releasing toxins.

Our Cardholders History

Our Cardholders History

Step 1 - Leaf Harvest

Step 2 - Decorticating

Step 3 - Washing

Step 4 - Drying

Step 5 - Degumming

Step 6 - Non-Woven

Step 7 - Finishing

Step 8 - Finished textile

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)

"Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedure are summarised in this section." Global Organic Textile Standard.

Why we only use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton:

Responsible Wool Standard - R.W.S

The Responsible Wool Standard is an independent, voluntary standard. On farms, the certification ensures that sheep are treated with respect to their Five Freedoms and also ensures best practices in the management and protection of the land. Through the processing stages, certification ensures that wool from certified farms is properly identified and tracked.

Protecting Animal Welfare

The five Freedoms of sheep are protected at all times, referencing standards and best practices around the world.

Preserving Land Health

Progressive methods of land management are practiced on RWS farms, protecting soil health, biodiversity and native species.

Supply Chain Traceability

The identity of the RWS wool is maintained at all times: from the farm to the final product.

Credible Certification

A professional, third party certification body audits each stage in the supply chain.

Confident Communication

Only products with 100% certified wool may carry the RWS logo.

Stakeholder Engagement

The RWS was developed with the input of farmers, animal welfare experts, lands conservation experts, brands and retailers from all parts of the globe.

Forest Stewardship Council - FSC

Their Mission

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) shall promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

Their Vision

The world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations.


The 10 FSC Principles:

1

Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and nationally-ratified international treaties, conventions and agreements.

2

Maintain or enhance the social and economic wellbeing of workers.

3

Identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ legal and customary rights of ownership, use and management of land, territories and resources affected by management activities.

4

Contribute to maintaining or enhancing the social and economic wellbeing of local communities.

5

Efficiently manage the range of multiple products and services of the Management Unit to maintain or enhance long term economic viability and the range of environmental and social benefits.

6

Maintain, conserve and/or restore ecosystem services and environmental values of the Management Unit, and shall avoid, repair or mitigate negative environmental impacts.

7

Management activities conducted by or for the organisation for the management unit shall be selected and implemented consistent with the organisation’s economic, environmental and social policies and objectives and in compliance with the Principles and Criteria collectively.

8

Demonstrate that, progress towards achieving the management objectives, the impacts of management activities and the condition of the Management Unit, are monitored and evaluated proportionate to the scale, intensity and risk of management activities, in order to implement adaptive management.

9

Maintain and/or enhance the High Conservation Values in the Management Unit through applying the precautionary approach.

10

Have a management plan consistent with its policies and objectives and proportionate to scale, intensity and risks of its management activities. The management plan shall be implemented and kept up to date based on monitoring information in order to promote adaptive management. The associated planning and procedural documentation shall be sufficient to guide staff, inform affected stakeholders and interested stakeholders and to justify management decisions.