Banana Fabric

Our banana fabric is organic and woven by hand following traditional Khmer techniques.

As all the fibers are natural and so rare, thus quantities are unsettled and limited.

Furthermore, we can dye any color requested with a heavy-metal-free dyeing (Dystar).

If you would like to pass an order, please contact us directly.

Description

PRODUCT CODETYPE OF MATERIALWIDTH
(meter | yard)
WEIGHT
(gram | momme)
BS00150% Banana, 50% Silk
1 | 1,0957 | 15
LB00122% Banana, 78% Lotus1 | 1,0972 | 17

The banana fabric is a natural fabric so it is entirely biodegradable and recyclable. The spinners extract the fibers from the trunk of the banana tree which grows locally in Siem Reap in Cambodia.

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Properties

  • Very light
  • Brightness
  • Water-repellent
  • Breaking strength
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Stiffness

Throughout history, we have used the fibers from the banana stems to create banana fabric for tablecloths, saris, kimonos and more. Today, many designers and product manufacturers seek out banana fabric due to its resiliency, softness and sustainability. Furthermore, Banana fabrics are especially great for raincoats and outerwear.

It is why we propose to our clients a silky blended fabric made with 78% of Banana fiber and 22% of Lotus fiber. Then, the fabric is resistant, brighter and water repellent.

A very eco-friendly fabric

  • No chemicals or toxic products
  • Hand spun, and woven, following traditional Cambodian methods
  • No use of non-renewable energy

While we manufacture banana textile using raw materials, it is generally discarded after a banana harvest.

Samatoa’s approach

Samatoa uses the best socially responsible manufacturing techniques to create innovative eco-fabrics that support women’s empowerment in Cambodia.

During 13 years, we developed a fantastic team of expert spinners, weavers, seamstresses, and designers. Our innovative fabrics are 100% ecological, hand spun, and woven, following traditional Cambodian methods. This gives them a unique texture and properties available nowhere else on the planet.

The basics of the Samatoa model rely on the belief that sustainable economic development is intrinsically linked to social equity and environmental protection. No source of polluting energy, no chemical or toxic substitute, and no heavy metal is used in the manufacturing process of our fabrics with the greatest respect for nature.

 

How to take care of banana fabric?

  • Hand wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Dry flat
  • Iron at maximum 150°C
  • Do not dry-clean

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