Abaca or popularly known as Manila Hemp, is considered as the strongest natural fiber in the world. It is normally used to produce several goods like rope, twines, fabrics, textiles, clothes, bags, hats, fashionable accessories, furniture, papers, currency papers, and many others. Also Abaca is partly used in the production of automobile parts, Mercedes Benz for that matter.
Creating the Bag
The tough part of creating Abaca bags is not actually the part where bag makers are putting the abaca together to create the bag, but the producing of the material, abaca fiber, which would normally take more or less 2 years, from growing the Abaca plants to harvesting and then it would undergo several processes from cutting, to drying and stripping. Once the fiber is ready it is dyed with different colors to provide bag-makers and designers more colors to use for creating fashionable bags.
Bags made from Abaca are now very popular, aside from its being earth friendly it is strong and fashionable. Most people may not be aware but Abaca bags had taken its part in the fashion industry. Big Hollywood stars had been spotted proudly carrying their Abaca Bags, Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Garner to name a few.
For All Season and Occasions
Abaca bags are very stylish that it is fit for all occasions, it maybe formal or casual, these bags are perfect with whatever you wear. Since Abaca bags go in different sizes, shapes, and designs, all types of people are able to use them, like clutches and handbags for employees, school totes and backpacks for students, or extra large bags for travelers.
Benefits of using Abaca Bags
It is not only that these bags give you a sense of fashion, but also buying Abaca Bags will give us the chance to help the environment by acquiring manually-made products saving energy in producing from machines and no plastic material involve. It also saves us from spending big amount of money since this is made with natural material. Most of all we are able to help small time farmers who grow abaca plants, this way they have the option to produce more Abaca.
Exporters of Abaca fiber and Abaca bags
Major Exporters of Abaca fiber are the Philippines and Ecuador but Ecuador doesn’t reach even a quarter of the Philippines production. Both countries export Abaca to Japan, Europe, and USA. The Philippines also exports goods made of Abaca like clothes, accessories and bags.