A Peek Of the Abaca Industry

A Peek Of the Abaca Industry

The abaca industry has always been the major source of income and employment and foreign exchange earnings in the Philippines. Today, the demand for abaca products and the raw material itself has expectedly grown due to environmental concerns such as forest conservation. Abaca has been a feasible alternative to wood as a raw material for the production of pulp and…
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Discovering Raffia: Fiber for the Modern Fashion

Discovering Raffia: Fiber for the Modern Fashion

Aside from abaca fiber, another raw material that the Philippines is proud of is the raffia fiber which is obtained from the raffia palm tree, sometimes called raphia. It is made of long leaves of up to 60 feet or approximately 18 meters, making the palm tree with the largest branches. Each branch is composed of leaflets averaging to 100…
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