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 run past a large knife that strips off the non-fibrous sheath of the stalk.    The fibers are then hung to dry in the sun.  Once dry, the fibers are sorted into different grades and then combed to remove tangles and impurities. Abaca fibers range in color from white, through brown, red, purple and even black.  (source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/331/abaca)

Category : Uncategorized Posted on February 7, 2012

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