22 of September of 2021
It´s time to discover a new flavour for our future - sustainability has never tasted better!
A. Sampaio’s mindset for sustainability brings new fruits to the table. Both being sub-products of the food industry, banana and pineapple fibres offer a wide variety of advantages.
Without affecting or changing the cultivation process, we can repurpose the shrub´s leaves that would otherwise be viewed as superfluous. As a consequence, there is no crop waste on the harvest process of these vegetable fibres. Banana and pineapple fibres originate from the shrub´s leaves.
When rivalling with cotton, these fibres do not require more water to be grown because they are a natural product of the fruits´ cultivation. Their resistance also overcomes the strength of the cotton. Plus, no chemicals are added to develop the leaves growth, therefore protecting our environment.
Their textile application withdraws the necessity to burn those leaves, avoiding the emission of black carbon. The soils long-term fertility will be preserved as well, supporting the absence of chemicals. These eco-friendly fibres are 100% biodegradable and are dyeable in a wide range of colours.
A. Sampaio has chosen to combine banana and pineapple fibres with organic cotton, extending our textile plethora of possibilities. With great social and economic