Description : Fibre extracted from a species of the banana plant which is native to the Philippines.
Fabrication : Harvesting and processing produce very long fibres, hence its early use to make rope.
Subtypes : Abaca is usually classified within the hemp family, although it is not, technically speaking, derived from jute.
Dyes, color treatment and washing characteristics :
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Uses worldwide : Used for a wide variety of purposes (tea bags, vacuum bags, currency, etc.) but also for clothing. Abaca was originally used primarily for rope - abaca rope is durable, flexible and resistant to seawater, but today rope is only one among many uses of the fibre.
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