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Fabric University | Fabric Seminar | Fiber Characteristics | Other Plant Fiber
Fiber Characteristics

OTHER INDIGENOUS PLANT FIBERS

Natural Fibers

Abaca (Manila Hemp)
See characteristics for hemp.

Banana

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Similar in appearance to linen.
  • Lightweight.
  • Elegant appearance.
  • Usually blended with other fibers like silk or polyester.
  • Washable/easy care.

Pineapple

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Similar in appearance to linen.
  • Lightweight.
  • Elegant appearance.
  • Usually blended with other fibers like silk or polyester.
  • Washable/easy care.

 

MAJOR END USES:

  • Apparel - essentially every form of clothing, dresses, blouses, jackets, separates, sportswear, suits, shirts, and pants.
  • Home Fashions - Home linens, bedding. See Hemp for Abaca end uses.

Comments - Banana and Pineapple fibers are best used in blends with other fibers. When blended with silk and polyester, the indigenous banana or pineapple fibers produce an elegant fabric with a distinctive, nubby texture. Combining banana or pineapple fibers with polyester creates a sturdy, yet lightweight material. See Hemp for comments on Abaca.

 

 

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