Handwoven Soft Eco Banana Yarn Unisex Shawl Scarf
The eco-friendly Scarf has a natural texture and tasselled ends; it’s warm, cosy and supersized – doubling as a blanket or throw.
Our sustainable banana fibre is produced from the waste foliage of the banana plant, grown in the Terai flat farming area of South Nepal. The plant has to be cut back after the fruit harvest so that it regrows for the next season, so trading this waste product provides an extra income to the farmers.
We have been working with banana fibre for our scarves and some knitted neck scarves for the last few years. The raw material is a by-product of the banana fruit trade and would otherwise go to waste. It is completely recycled and sustainably sourced from farmers in the Terai region in southern Nepal near the border with India where banana crops flourish. The banana yarn has a natural texture, strong like cotton and with a soft silky sheen, which is completely natural.
Handwoven in Deepchand’s workshop in Bhaktapur, which employs local women who work flexible hours near their homes. They prepare the looms, spin the bobbins and weave the fabric for our bags and in a looser weave for our scarves.
Made by: Aura que.