£44.75 per metre. Price per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut as a continuous length.
A soft and structured, lightweight woven fabric made from a blend of banana tree fibre and raw silk. This is incredibly unique and special; suitable for adding structure in dressmaking, for use in millinery and embroidery, as well as some interiors and tableware. It has a characterful grainy texture that offers depth of colour, yet has a sheer appearance.
Abaca is a fibre that comes from the trunk of a non-fruit-bearing banana tree. The trunk of the tree is soaked in nearby rivers for softening, making it more manageable to separate the fibres, then knotted into yarn. The banana is then blended with raw silk, and hand-woven on electric-free looms by women in a cooperative on a Southern Philippines island.
To care for your product:
Suitable for washing in your machine at a cold temperature, as well as hand wash. You can also dry clean, though we recommend avoiding this due to the chemicals used. This fabric can handle high steam, which may cause bubbles but will disappear as the steam evaporates from the fabric; you could utilise this characteristic to steam your garment to release odours. Being blended with pineapple leaf fibres, please ensure that this fabric does not come in contact with anything acid (this includes orange or lemon), as this destroys the fabric.
Turn the machine down to 30 degrees for a more environmentally friendly wash, and use mild detergent. In Europe alone, if every household turned its washing temperature down to 30°C, we could save 12 million tons of CO2 a year.
Hand Sewing; Machine Sewing; Clothing including skirts, dresses, tops, lightweight trousers; Loungewear and pyjamas; Underwear and lingerie; Bridalwear; Soft Furnishings, including curtains, blinds, pelmets; Embroidery; Millinery.
Stepped pricing is available on quantities of 25 metres and over. Email us at email@example.com to enquire; we may be able to cover some of that quantity, but won't be able to give reduced pricing on anything below 25 metres.
The cost of swatches can be refunded off any wholesale order.
50% abaca (banana) 50% raw silk (all Philippines)
Country of Origin:
Azo-Free, Co-Op, Low Energy, Low Water, Minimisation of Waste, No Genetically Modified Crops, Sustainable, VOC-Free