Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. Jute is the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton due to its versatility. It is used chiefly to make cloth for wrapping bales of raw cotton, and to make sacks and coarse cloth.
Kapok and Alternative Energy
There’s more to this fiber than just hollow strands and hot air.
“Can a raincoat be made from natural indigenous fiber?” One graduating student asked once. There are times when we wish we knew then what we know now.
The sacred king of the rainforest.
Banana fiber is finer, lighter, easy to spin with a classy sheen.
The hidden wonders of Saluyot unveiled…
Lampakanay: The Collaborator
The grass-next-door, Cattail or Lampakanay, goes beyond handicraft work.
Water Hyacinth: Unlikely Hero
Pest or Protector?
Could it be the most misunderstood aqua hero of the century?
From weed to wealth.
A plant that bears fruit with a sour bite can also produce the silken queen of textile.
If its curvaceous and coiled…its Rattan!
The demand is great but the supply is wanting.