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We have this banana fiber specially made for our needs, so it is significantly softer than any other banana fiber on the market. It is hand harvested and processed.
Yes, this fiber is made from banana trees! This beautiful fiber comes from a renewable, sustainable and environmentally-friendly source. It is unbelievably soft and has a shine that you must see to truly appreciate!

This is 100% banana fiber, pulled into the tiniest of threads in a manner similar to sari silk. Have I mentioned how shiny and soft it is? This would be amazing carded in batts for textured yarns, and can also be used in felting, paper making, and more!

The last photo shows how this wonderful fiber looks when it is dyed. Check out our shop for lots of available colors! Want a custom color? Message me !

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Read on to find out how banana silk is made.

The general step is:

When bananas are harvested the plant is cut back, and the fibers are found in the discarded stems. Fibers are also taken from the decaying outer layers of banana trees so that the inner bark is not harmed. These fibers are then soaked, boiled in soda ash solution (similar to baking soda) to get rid of the gum, and sun-dried. Once dry, the fiber is cleaned, combed, and made ready for spinning. The result is the most wonderful, silky fiber I have ever felt - the fiber shines like wet glass, is just as lustrous as silk, and is incredibly soft and strong.

Banana silk fiber looks very similar to sari silk (but with a much shinier appearance), and spins up to have a wonderful fuzzy effect from the various strands of fiber. Unlike sari silk, however, banana silk fiber is about 10 times softer, making a truly skin-soft fiber that you will want to snuggle into.

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