If you want to reduce the environmental impact of your shopping habit, pineapples are here to help.
Dutch footwear brand Mercer Amsterdam has created a sustainable, vegan trainer from Piñatex – a material made from the fibres of pineapple leaves.
“These leaves are discarded from the pineapple harvest, so the raw material requires no additional environmental resources to produce,” the brand explains on its website. “The leaves are bought from farmers in the Philippines.”
[Read More: 6 vegan trainers you need to know about]
The tanning process of Piñatex also uses a low amount of water compared to other materials, according to the brand, and has low production waste containing “no harmful chemicals or animal products”.
Although Mercer Amsterdam describes itself as the first to make a “luxury sneaker” in this way, it isn’t the first company to use the pineapple-derived material – Hugo Boss previously launched a limited edition Piñatex trainer.
The ‘W3RD Vegan Pineapple’ trainers don’t come cheap, at €250.00 (around £217.00). But if you’re willing to splash the cash for some pineapple-y goodness, the company does offer free worldwide shipping on all orders over €100.
The shoes are available on pre-order now until the 31 March, and deliveries will start by the end of April.
Buy them here.
We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.