Banana Fabric: Cast-Off Fiber Spun Into Gold

by , 09/01/09   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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Photo by Barneys New York/Earth Pledge FutureFashion

BANANA FABRIC \ bə-ˈna-nə ˈfa-brik\

n 1 a: A Southeast Asian cloth derived from the cast-off stems and leaves of the banana tree. b: The coarse outer layer is commonly used for woven tablecloths, cushions, seating, and curtains, while the inner, silky layer is ideal for fine saris, kimonos, and eco-couture designs like the Doo-Ri dress above. c: “Jusi,” or banana fabric/fiber is popular in Nepalese artisan workshops for the production of handcrafted, knotted rugs.

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3 Responses to “Banana Fabric: Cast-Off Fiber Spun Into Gold”

  1. amsteinhauser says:

    Does anyone know where I can find woven banana cloth by the yard? I’m thinking about using some to reupholster a headboard (sort of!)

  2. marguerita says:

    Could anyone out there provide a supplier of banana fabric made from the inner silky layer of the banana tree trunk?

  3. JornSickahfoss says:

    yes! supplier of banana fabric:

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