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Our Policy

This is how we work, We carry 500 plus products of sizes, dimensions and colors. It its quite difficult for us to give an exact shipping cost during check out process, that is why we send an email to all our customers with an estimate of shipping cost. Our shipping cost is based on the number of quantities/products […]

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Welcome to our loyal customers!!

Dear Abaca International Customers, I am very excited to take ownership of Abaca International and I look forward to serving our loyal customer business needs and exceed your expectations. Please continue your patronage of our business as we continue on the 41 years legacy of bringing unique and specialized packaging products. We will reach out […]

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Under New Ownership

Dear Loyal Customers,   For 6 years I have had the pleasure of owning and running Abaca International and www.packageit.net. It has been a fun learning experience and I have enjoyed getting to know each of you as a customer and providing you with your packaging needs.   As most of you know I began […]

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A Few Ideas for Sample Size Products

Organza and Cellophane are inexpensive but the look certainly doesn’t say “Natural”.  When your company is committed to producing natural products why not carry that into the packaging that you choose.  Here are a few pictures that may help you get an idea of what your product may look like in some of our packaging.  […]

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Ideas

For Easter last year I decorated our table with some of our sinamay tote bags.  I used 7 different colors in the 3″ x5″ tote and placed a votive in each one and lined them up along the center of the table.  It was very simple and uncluttered looking as it did not take up […]

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How Sinamay is Made

You may wonder how the fibers that make up our Sinamay products are obtained.  It all starts with the amazing abaca plant.  A relative of the banana, the abaca plant, grows from rootstock that produces about 25 fleshy stalks each about two inches in diameter.  These round stalks are sliced into quarters lengthwise and then […]

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More About Abaca

Abaca is also commonly known as Manila hemp, Cebu hemp or Davao hemp even though the plant itself is not related to true hemp.  Speaking of hemp, during World War II, many of the abaca farms in the Philippines were destroyed.  The U.S. Navy, lacking in a sufficient supply of strong marine cordage, began using […]

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The Abaca Plant

I came across some interesting information in the Manila Times.  In an article dated February 1, 2009, the journalist wrote that an abaca plant matures in 18 to 24 months and can be harvested three times per year. (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/01/yehey/top_stories/20090201top5.html)

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The Abaca Plant

I came across some interesting information in the Manila Times.  In an article dated February 1, 2009, the journalist wrote that an abaca plant matures in 18 to 24 months and can be harvested three times per year. (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/01/yehey/top_stories/20090201top5.html)

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Let’s Not Forget Jute

Also known as burlap or hessian, Jute is a strong plant fiber mostly grown in East India.  It requires little or no fertilizers or pesticides to grow.  Natural and inexpensive, Jute is completely renewable and biodegradable.  It is second only to cotton in natural fibers produced in the world.

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