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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 only use azo-free dyes for our banana fibre. Woven banana yarn takes on a softer and more flexible texture with wear. Read our blog post about how we use banana fibre here.
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.
AURA QUE products are individually handcrafted and the unique story behind each AURA QUE product enhances its charm!