Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories
When it comes to food, it’s now easier (and more delicious) than ever to be a plant-based eater, with more and more vegan-friendly crusaders popping up in the hospitality scene. But what about your wardrobe? It’s not always as easy to apply the same level of sustainability and environmentally conscious way to everyday clothing and accessories. Enter Ahimsa Collective and its collection of luxe accessories made from discarded pineapple leaves.
Each piece in Ahimsa Collective’s range of handbags and accessories is handmade in Australia from Pinatex, a completely natural and totally sustainable non-woven textile that’s made from the fibres of pineapple leaves. Genius, right? The fact that we can essentially wear a bi-product of the pineapple farming industry is pretty bloody amazing in our eyes. Ahimsa aims to not only reduce the footprint of this consumer-hungry generation (aka all of us), but also attempt to reverse it. The world is lucky that brands like Ahimsa exist, but it’s really up to us – the consumers, the wearers, the purchasers – to make conscious decisions when we spend and start to turn the wheels.
Not only that, Ahimsa Collective also sources dead-stock materials and up-cycled textiles to create its products, and the entire process (from branding through to packaging) is done using toxin and plastic-free materials. The range of totes, clutches, handbags and messenger bags are designed to serve you well, from the office to your favourite local cocktail spot, so you can effortlessly nail that hard-to-achieve balance of style and sustainability. You can view and purchase the entire range, as well as find out a little more about how this planet-saving brand operates, via the Ahimsa Collective website.