That Nigeria is a country blessed with abundant natural resources is cliche. However, we are pleased to share with you some information shared by a Twitter user, @sarnchos (Awe Onisokuso) who took his time to present the economic opportunities around processing and converting banana/plantain fibre into different products. A potential multi-billion naira industry that can make many Nigerians millionaires. Read his explanation next…
This is a huge possibility that holds a sustainable way to raise the living standards of female children through empowerment and value creation
This is another means of utilizing waste to create a highly demanded product useful for packaging, padding, disposable materials, and (combined with other materials such as cassava starch) even waterproof disposable materials.
Nearly all plant stem-based fibres are a little more stiff and coarse than cotton or rayon. Its natural shimmer makes it look a lot like silk.
Banana fibre clothing is comfortable and not likely to trigger allergies.
5. Resistance: It is grease-
proof, water-, fire- and heat-resistant
Even if the banana fabric is made from the tough outer sheath, it is not as strong & durable as any fabric like hemp, bamboo, or other natural fibre.
It is not particularly insulating.