News

New Handbag Collection Uses Only Pineapple Leather

Vegan company HFS Collective partners with animal-free fabric maker Piñatex to create a new collection of pineapple leather handbags.

Los Angeles-based vegan brand HFS Collective will launch a line of handbags made entirely from pineapple leather this month. The company—which aims to liberate women from baggage by creating comfortable-to-carry bags—is partnering with Spanish materials brand Piñatex to create the collection. HFS—which was founded in 2012 by mother-and-daughter team Rachel and Debra Dennison—chose to work with Piñatex for its innovative approach to animal-free leather and reduced carbon footprint (the company uses pineapple leaves, a byproduct of the pineapple industry) to create its materials that require no additional fertilizers, land usage, or pesticides. "As a sustainable and vegan brand," the founders told VegNews, "we are always looking for new and innovative, sustainable fabrics to make our bags from. With so many issues concerning leather, we refuse to use it in any form." Spanish designer Carmen Hijosa debuted Piñatex in 2016 with the mission to replace animal leather in the footwear, furniture, automotive, and fashion industries. In May, fashion brand TAIKKA debuted its own line of pineapple leather handbags available in its stores in Australia, Finland, and England, and online.

More News

London's First Zero-Waste Market Opens in September

Zero Mkt Ldn will be London's first all-vegan, zero-waste, non-profit initiative aiming to bring plant-based food, plastic, and clothing alternatives to the community.
Read More »

Vegan Brand Field Roast Expands Across Australia

The beloved plant-based meat-and-cheese brand embarks on an international expansion after experiencing an increased year-over-year sales by 81 percent last quarter.
Read More »

Sainsbury's Meat-Free Sales Growing 20 Percent Weekly

The United Kingdom grocery chain reports surging sales of meatless foods—a trend it's capitalizing on by introducing new vegan products in its meat department.
Read More »

New Vegan Night Market Debuts in San Diego

Vegan food, dessert, and goods vendors will gather every first Friday at eatery Anthem Vegan to celebrate plant-based living.
Read More »

All Pediatric Residency Programs End Live-Animal Training

All 227 programs across North American now rely on human-relevant methods instead of cruel procedures previously performed on live cats, pigs, and ferrets.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »