What is Banana Fiber?
Banana fibre, also known as musa fibre is one of the world's strongest natural fibres. It is also a bast biodegradable fiber with relatively good mechanical properties.
Why do we use Banana Fiber?
Using banana trees as a source of fibre to make textiles declined as other fibers such as cotton and silk became increasingly popular. Now banana fiber is making a comeback in the fashion industry. Recently banana fibre has been making a comeback in numerous industries and is used all over the world for multiple products, ranging from tea bags to car tyres to saris and Japanese yen notes.
Where is our Banana Fiber material from?
This fiber is made from the stem of the banana tree and is incredibly durable. Banana plants are cultivated in Southeast Asia within a natural ecosystem of sustainable forestry. The plant requires no chemical treatments.
Its self-sufficiency has made it an important contributor to reforestation of areas once eroded by Palm plantations, whilst enhancing the prosperity of local farmers.
Our source of supply is China based and therefore all materials are traceable and duly certified.
At Rivta, this is how the banana plants are transformed into our brand-new bags:
Certificates & Color swatches: