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abaca

This is nature's strongest fiber. 

The abaca fiber in our PYRATEX® musa family, fabrics developed in collaboration with NEMUSA, comes from a species of banana tree which grows naturally in the Philippines.  ​

This wildly grown plant is often collected by small groups of local farmers. It is sturdy and self- sufficient, requiring no pesticides or extra water to grow.

The fiber itself is compostable and biodegradable. One of abaca's most important properties is its high tensile strength: it is long lasting compared to other known fibers.

bio-based fiber

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