At present, the country exports an average 100 metric ton (MT) of abaca
to India, Costales said.
The other agreement was with the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority and NewTech Pulp, a private company, 'to initiate action plans to expand abaca
production and village-level processing in the province.'
Fashion designer Amanda Jazz holds an art exhibit in Edsa Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City where her creations highlight various kinds of Filipino fabrics like abaca
, banig (handwoven mat) and other Philippine-sourced materials such as indigenous beads and sea shells assembled into 12 kinds of doll gowns.
Latest data from Fida showed that last year, the United Kingdom, Japan and Spain remained the biggest markets for Philippine abaca
, accounting for a combined 59 percent.
Michael's husband, lawyer and entrepreneur Dan Roda, is co-founder and chief legal officer of Abaca
(formerly MediPays), a banking tech company for the cannabis industry and other "under-banked and nontraditional industries."
The pulp manufacturing industry is the leading end-user of abaca
fiber, followed by cordage manufacturing and fiber craft industry.
, which develops its ReceiverNet technology, focuses on email protection and messaging security.
(NASDAQ: PFPT) said it has acquired Abaca
Asked why she chose abaca
of all fibres, Sandico-Ong said the distinct quality of the fabric stands out for her.
, extracted from the leaf sheath around the trunk of the abaca
plant, is exported in the form of fibre and pulp.
Her voice cracking with emotion and her eyes tearing up, Matuti recalled how her family's simple life in a mountain village where her father, Keiichiro Tanaka, made a living out of abaca
, was disrupted from December 1941 up to the postwar years.
Another thriving Welsh business is Abaca
Organic in Ammanford, which specialises in making bedding with organic Welsh wool.
An online search at the sites of several specialty retailers found that what they called "natural fiber" rugs were generally made of such materials as sisal, seagrass, jute, hemp, and abaca
. Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel grouped these types of rugs under a natural-fiber label, while West Elm used a logo to identify them on its site.
Some of its sustainable product developments have been on producing filter paper made from abaca