ABAG’s little brother, the BABY ABAG was born in 2017, with a handle.
Made in a very limited edition each month, by a Portuguese family’s workshop, this classic piece is entirely moulded by hand through a process involving a piece of leather (or not) pressed against a wooden structure. With the help of a magnetic system, the case-shaped bag smoothly closes in one slick gesture.
A square molded handbag made of pineapple leaves fibers in silver color, with a handle and one adjustable strap. Interior flat pocket in pineapple leaves fibers. The bag is fully cotton lined.
External dimensions : 6,1’’ x 4,7’’ x 3,5’’
Internal dimensions : 6,1’’ x 4,7’’ x 3,5’’
Handle dimension : 2,7’
Dimensions strap : 49,2 in. (worn short) - 53,1 in. (worn long)
Outer material : 72% pineapple leaf fibres, 18% PLA (Polylactic Acid) and 10% PU.
Made by hand in Portugal.
NB : our bags are packaged in recycled and recyclable paper bags with the monogram printed on. Closed by a pin’s signed Amelie Pichard.
Amelie Pichard is following a responsible logic by stopping the single-use plastic packaging and the fabric pouches that are already too enough on our planet.
The PINATEX® journey starts in the Philippines in the 90’s where the pineapple leaves, a by-product of pre-existing agriculture industry, are collected. The leaves (of the plant, not the fruit) are processed to extract the fibres and these are manufactured into a non-woven substrate. The substrate is then sent to Spain where it is finished into PINATEX® and sent worldwide. Ananas Anam has its headquarters in London,UK. PINATEX® by Ananas Anam is a non woven natural material extracted from pineapple leaf fibers. These leaves are by-products from the agriculture industry pre-existing in the Philippines. This vegan textile is made up of 72% pineapple leaf fibers, 18% PLA and 10% polyurethane. This material was also approved by Peta. Launched this year, the New Generation PINATEX® differs from the Original, through a finishing layer made from bio-based resin, proposing a new version 95% biodegradable, showing that the material is constantly worked to improve it. Using a huge quantity of these leaves allows an additional source of income for the filipino farmers communities. The dyes are certified GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and the company is following the recommendations of AFIRM (organization of apparel and footwear companies collaborating to promote chemicals management in the global supply chain) and the REACH regulation.
What is PLA ?
PLA stands for 'polylactic acid’ which is a biodegradable thermoplastic that comes from a renewable biomass typically derived from corn. The PLA acts as a binder between the pineapple fibres creating the non-woven mesh, which forms the base of PINATEX®.
Is PINATEX® compostable ? No. This is due to the PU based coating that we put on top of our material to make it durable and withstand external factors.
How can you recycle PINATEX®? At its end of life, you can shred PINATEX® to make it into geotextiles. A non-woven geotextile can be used to help protect the soil from erosion as well as use it for insulation products. PINATEX® is 90% biodegradable.
colors and finish
For the moment 18 colors are available, in 2 finishes of textures.