About Us

We are a handmade company and our goal is to make the world a little greener with our pineapple products.

We want to meet the challenges of our time by using innovative products in order to offer consumers a better choice for a better future.
We attach particular importance to a sustainable and environmentally friendly production and the support of local businesses.

For our products we use a material that is made from pineapple leaves. This is a natural, vegan and environmentally friendly textile, which was developed as a sustainable alternative to leather and environmentally harmful plastics.

There are around 13 million tons of waste from pineapple farming produced worldwide every year ...
... we need 16 pineapple crowns or 480 pineapple leaves for 1m² of our material Pinatex ® 

Pictures by Pinatex ®

Our material: Pinatex ®  

Pinatex ® is a natural, innovative and patented leather alternative. made from pineapples. The material is obtained from the pineapple leafs, which are usually a waste product of the harvest.
   
The leather-like material from the sweet fruit is vegan, sustainable and PETA-approved.

Pinatex ® is also an ecological product with a low environmental impact. No extra land, water, fertiliser or pesticides are required to produce the material.

For more information about the material, please visit
www.ananas-anam.com 

Advantages of "pineapple leather" over conventional leather

Leather & synthetic alternatives

  • Made from animal skin
  • Intensive use of resources (land, water, food & fuel)The tanning process of leather involves approximately 20 steps and 250 chemicals (including toxins and heavy metals)
  • These toxic chemicals are harmful to people and the environment
  • It takes many years for synthetic materials to degrade

Our material: Pinatex

  • Made from pineapple fibers
  • The leaves of the pineapple plant are a by-product of the fruit industry, which are usually thrown away or burned
  • The processing creates a new source of income for farming communities that are otherwise dependent on a seasonal harvest
  • No additional environmental resources are required for production
  • The remaining leaf biomass produced during processing is used as a natural fertilizer or biofuel

The life cycle of our products

The voice and pictures of our customers

'I found this brand on Instagram. I was particularly impressed by the sustainability aspect. I had never heard of a pineapple leather alternative.

I was very excited to see what the material would look like and the truth is that I am very surprised. The products have a very nice feel and the material seems to be very resistant.

I love the wallet and the toiletry bag. I even feel like they still smell a bit like pineapple. I would recommend it to everyone.'


- Cris, Spain
(Original language: Spanish)

'The wallet is small and handy and can still store a lot. I always have cards, banknotes, a shopping chip and a 'nest egg' of 2 euros with me. It fits in every pocket and is therefore always at hand.

No longer a large wallet, which you have to search through to find your card. Simply pull out, pay, put back, done. This is faster than the receipt comes from the till.

It is also very pretty to look at. The white wallet immediately appealed to me when I saw it in the online shop.'


- Sandra, Germany
(Original language: German)

'The Mini Wallet from Ilse Marie is a true lifesaver, in various regards! Not only does the use of this practicable purse-substitute, which offers enough space for all my cards, facilitate my everyday life in the increasingly cashless Scandinavia, but also does the Mini Wallet contribute to the protection of the environment as it is manufactured with environmentally friendly material! Thus, using my Mini Wallet from Ilse Marie literally feels good because of its soft and high-quality material and because of is great contribution to the protection of the environment.

Additionally, it is a nice feeling to support a local business from a young woman who crafts her products with lots of love and who offers her customers a lovely and authentic service in connection to her great environmentally friendly products. With a lot of creativity and engagement, the young businesswoman behind Ilse Marie offers her customer a wide range of different Wallets and other products that turns every buyer of the environmentally friendly Ilse Marie products to lifesaver in favor of the environment.

Due to its beautiful design, the products are a genuine eye-catcher and I will definitely buy more of them soon! 😊 With that said – I thank the Ilse-Marie Team a lot for their great service and their gorgeous lifesaver products – I will definitely recommend them! 😊'

- Jenny, Sweden
(Original language: English)

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