Material of the Month: Piñatex

A new vegan leather alternative – available for experimentation only (Tue 30.4.)

Piñatex – Vegan Leather Alternative

CIRCULARITY is the 2019 year theme of Platform MAKE. This year, we take a closer look (and feel) at renewable resources and the circular flows of materials and things. We are presenting PIÑATEX as Material of the Month and challenge our students to freely experiment with a new vegan leather alternative. This non-woven textile is made from the fibers of pineapple leaves, a by-product from the agriculture industry. no extra land, water or pesticides are required to produce the raw material. A new material for a new world?

Get your piece of Piñatex (as long as our stock lasts)

  • Tuesday 30.4. from 12.15 – 12.45 (Material Snack)
  • Location: Materials Collection (Library, 1st Floor)

Material of the Month

“Material of the Month” is an ongoing project by Platform MAKE. Since 2013, we are organizing new or overlooked materials for BURG’S art and design students. The only condition for participation is to document and share the experiments with the sponsored materials.

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