Piña Fiber: A Resilient Plant for Exotic Tastes | Ecouterre

FabrictionaryPiña Fiber: re-blogged from ecouterre.com

A Resilient Plant for Exotic Tastesby Abigail Doan, 09/13/09Piña cloth, Piña fiber, pineapple fiber, fabrictionary ecouterre, sustainable fiber, sustainable textiles, eco friendly fiber, eco friendly textiles, Barong Tagalog garments, Philippines fashion, Asian fabricsPhoto by Mark Aldane TumangPIÑA FIBER \ pēn-yə fī-bər\n. 1 a: Long, fine, lustrous fibers obtained from the leaves of pineapple plants.

The plants are typically cultivated in Hawaii, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and the West Indies. b: Resilient, strong fibers often used for sheer, silky fabrics, ropes, twine, and paper. c: Piña cloth is wear-resistant and easy to clean, making it an ideal eco-textile for clothing, accessories, and home-design solutions. Eco-couture designers and the royals of the Phillipines swear by its luxe, soft qualities and use it to make the traditional Barong Tagalog embroidered ceremonial garment.


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