Carmen Hijosa

Finalist 2015

Carmen Hijosa

United Kingdom
Ananas Anam
DESIGN
ENVIRONMENT
Develops a sustainable textile made of pineapple leaves’ fibres as an alternative to leather.

After 15 years of working in the design and manufacturing of leather goods, Carmen Hijosa, a Spanish citizen, was sent to the Philippines to help develop the leather industry. Her intense research on pineapple fibres led to the development of a new material, Piñatex™, and the creation of the company Ananas Anam.

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