A small catalogue of samples for Pinatex by Ananas Anam. This colour catalogue contains 16 samples in total from the Pinatex Original Collection and Pinatex Performance Collection. Pinatex is made from the by-product of the pineapple harvest. It provides an additional income for pineapple farmers and as such requires no extra land, fertilisers, or pesticides in its production. The Pinatex Original collection has a wrinkled texture and is made from 95% renewable sources. It is most suitable for applications in footwear and accessories. Pinatex Performance collection is a newer line and have a flatter, smoother finish. It has a higher durability in terms of resistance to abrasion and water repellence making it suitable for upholstery and technical applications in fashion footwear and accessories. Pinatex was developed by leather goods expert Dr Carmen Hijosa to replace leather without using PVC. Pinatex is made from the waste leaves of the pineapple plant which is grown in the Philippines. The long fibres are extracted using semi-automatic machines. The fibres are washed and then dried naturally by the sun or if it is the rainy season in drying ovens. The dried fibres go through a purification process to remove any impurities which results in a fluff-like material. This fluff-like pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) gets mixed with corn based polylactic acid (PLA) and undergoes a mechanical process to create Pinafelt, a non-woven mesh which forms the base of the Pinatex collections. The rolls of Pinafelt are shipped by boat from the Philippines to Spain (Pinatex Original) or Italy (Pinatex Performance) for specialised finishing.