GG x Madlin

Grind and Glaze and Madlin Bags share a studio space housed at Sew Valley in Cincinnati, Ohio. These small batch bags are cruelty free, sustainable, and all natural – made from Piñatex and cotton.


Piñatex® leather is made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, the by product of the fruit industry, which are traditionally discarded or burned. Adding value to this waste has created a new source of income for farming communities who otherwise rely on a seasonal harvest. Once the fibre has been stripped from the leaf, the leftover biomass is retained to use as a natural fertiliser or biofuel, offering a further economic prospect.

Piñatex® works with farmers in the Philippines, and are developing the opportunities to work with other pineapple growing countries, to support their local economies and strengthen their exports.

Piñatex® is a natural, sustainably produced textile that was developed for use as a sustainable alternative to both mass-produced leather and polluting synthetic materials, offering a better choice for a better future.