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A lineup of pineapples. Pineapple leaf fibre can be used as a new natural material.

Event: New Materials for a Sustainable Future, hosted by The Textiles Institute

Written by Internal Communications
Published date 19 August 2019

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location: London College of Fashion, Room GO5, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

Tickets: Students and members - free / Non-members - £5

Carmen Hijosa, the Founder of Ananas Anam Ltd, who developed Piñatex® - a new natural material made from pineapple leaf fibre - is an ethical entrepreneur with a vision for a more sustainable future, connecting people, ecology and economics.

At this event Carmen will talk about the journey of Piñatex® which began when she realized the toxic impact of mass leather production while consulting in the Philippines. Driven to find alternative solutions, Carmen undertook a PhD at the Royal College of Art (UK), and developed a vibrant new industry that is both socially and environmentally responsible – developing new sustainable materials for clothing and accessories.

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Further information contact: Philippa Watkins,