Yves Carter Studios' takes a leaf out of nature's book both literally and figuratively for more sustainable uppers. Introducing our first conscious Mid Top with Pinatex uppers, a leather alternative made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, a natural and sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material. These leaves are a by-product from existing pineapple harvest, so the raw material requires no additional environmental resources to produce.
The Piñatex Mid Top upper is our response to the market demand for a high performance leather-like material. The base of the material is the same non woven mesh made from pineapple leaf fibres that Piñatex is known for. The Conscious collection optimises durability in terms of resistance to abrasion and water repellency. The material is sourced and manufactured in the Philippines and Finished in Italy & Portugal.