The Pinatex Best Green Handbag

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


Bags can be made from:
  • Raw materials: organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, cork
  • Recycled materials: fabric, soda bottles, vinyl, etc.
  • Sustainable fibers: corn based, cotton, linen, ramie, seaweed, silk, soy, etc.
  • Attempt to have as many aspects/design elements of the bag should aim to be as sustainable and innovative as possible
  • Handbag should potentially be recyclable at the end of its life
  • Any dyed fabric should be done with a non-toxic dye that does not use fixing agents


Winner will also receive an opportunity to work with a Pinatex, a Mentoring Skype call with Dr Carmen Hijosa, Founder of Pinatex, a 2LM min material sponsorship and also be considered a Brand Ambassador for Ananas Anam / of Pinatex. Winner will also receive a consultation with the Queen of Raw, former IHDA Finalist, Stephanie Benedetto, on how to keep their brand sustainable.



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.