Piña – eco friendly, sustainable, fair trade, responsible
Ecossar, representing Piña®, a local Philippine enterprise, is an importer of cloth and accessories made from a mix of pineapple and cotton fiber.
Piña (pronounced pinya) is the world’s first ever fashion knitwear label to use pineapple fiber for non-traditional wear.
The scarves are designed and handknitted by Philippine artisans using piña ﬁber and cotton blend yarn.
The raw materials are sourced directly from local farmers and farmer’s cooperatives to ensure that the premium prices paid do not go to middlemen. The yarn is dyed using natural dyes derived from plant pigments. These naturally dyed garments are compliant with international standards and requirements for performance and aesthetic qualities.
Through Piña®, ecossar helps support opportunities for micro-enterprises of husband and wife knitting teams. These partner-manufacturers in turn help improve the livelihood of their communities.