The Pinya clutch and Pinya pouch incorporate Piñatex and Inabel. Piñatex is an innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf ﬁbre. The leaves are the by product of existing agriculture, and their use creates an additional income stream for farming communities in the Philippines.
Inabel is a fabric that’s handwoven on large antique wooden looms via a process called ‘Abel’ by the women of Illocos, Philippines. This type of textile is an important part of the Ilocos culture.
The fabrics used in these designs are hand woven by 74-year-old Corazon Agosto, a skilled artisan. She’s also currently teaching her grand daughter to help in keeping this beautiful tradition alive.