Although banana silk has exploded in popularity recently due to improvements in technology, banana fabric and banana fiber clothing are ancient textiles that have long been an important part of cultures from Okinawa to Africa. Plant fabric, including from the banana tree, has been a central element of human development and society, and remains so in this age of artificial textiles and machine-made clothing.
Today’s banana fabric most often comes from the waste byproducts of the Indian banana industry. Our banana silk yarns and banana fiber clothing are recycled, ethically produced plant fabric products from Nepal and India, handmade by entrepreneurial women’s cooperatives. These are fair trade products that are tons of fun to work with; look and feel great; are superb for the planet; and have a rocking story behind them!
Browse our banana fabric selection for inspiration and make sure to check out our other materials, kits and patterns for more Darn Good Yarns!