2019 CATEGORY



The Pinatex Best Green Handbag

Bags that are made out of sustainable, recycled or organic materials



CATEGORY QUALIFICATIONS

Bags can be made from:
  • Raw materials: 100% organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, cork
  • Recycled materials: fabric, soda bottles, vinyl, etc.
  • Sustainable fibers: corn based, cotton, linen, ramie, seaweed, silk, soy, etc.
  • All components (e.g. metal zippers, buttons, clasps should be made from recycled metal or reused pieces)
  • Handbag should be completely recyclable at the end of its life
  • Any dyed fabric should be done with a non-toxic dye that does not use fixing agents


CATEGORY PRIZES

Winner will also receive an opportunity to work with a Pinatex, the makers of pineapple leather by Ananas Anam, one of the top eco-fashion brands in the industry.


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SPONSOR OVERVIEW

Pinatex is an innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fiber. The leaves are the byproduct of existing agriculture, and their use creates an additional income stream for farming communities. Pinatex is a natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty free textile material. Pinatex was developed for use as a sustainable alternative to both mass-produced leather and polluting synthetic materials, offering a better choice for a better future.