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Questions about Piñatex®
What is Piñatex®?
Piñatex® is an innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre. The leaves are the byproduct of existing agriculture, and their use created an additional income stream for farming communities. It's now used as an eco-friendly alternative to leather. Read more about Piñatex® at their website: https://www.ananas-anam.com/
How much weight can a bag made from Piñatex® hold?
Since the material is very thin and lightweight, we would not recommend using your Piñatex® bag for carrying laptops or heavy books. The bucket bag (single strap) can hold up to about 4 kg (8,8 lb), and the tote bag (double straps) up to about 6 kg (13,2 lb). Carrying heavy stuff in your bag may cause the straps to stretch and/or tear.
How do I take care of my Piñatex® items?
Reproofing with a colourless wax dressing can extend the life of Piñatex®. Simply heat a tin of wax dressing and apply sparingly with a clean cloth and then leave to dry. You can also use a colourless waterproofing spray.
Is my Piñatex® item waterproof?
Piñatex® is water resistant, not waterproof. To keep your items in good condition, we recommend regular application of a waterproofing spray.
Will there be no more use of real leather at studio linkt?
We still have some real leather left in stock that we don't want to waste. Also, we want sustainability, but also quality, and in some cases real leather still works best. But we will try to mainly work with Piñatex® from now on.
When will there be a new collection?
Studio linkt doesn't believe in fast fashion. Therefore, there will be no seasonal collections. However, there will be small changes in the collection over time, since it's always fun to keep evolving and make and sell new things, but there is no seasonal change of the entire collection. This way, your items will never go out of style!
Do you make custom made items?
We can make adjustments to existing designs, like adding an extra pocket, changing dimensions or using another colour or fabric. Please send us a message and we'll see what we can do for you!