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After pineapple and banana, fibre from water lily to grace textiles
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Apr '09
Prior to the research and development of the water lily fibre by the Philippine R & D sector, it has done extensive studies and commercialized processes using fibres of abaca, pineapple and banana as raw materials for tropical fabrics.

Water lilies are favorable for use as home textile like curtains, upholstery, table runners, table napkins and handicrafts. But the donation from a Water lily Development Centre will go a long way in helping the marginalized citizens of Malabon city.

Recently, the Las Pinas Water Lily Weaving Center (LPWLWC) donated a water lily fibre extracting and drying machine to the Malabon city administration, which will now speed up the entire process of processing the water lily fibre to textile products.

Water lilies can be seen in large number in the aquatic areas in and around Malabon city and due to the fast growth of water lilies, the development of the sector around the flower can be conducted without any supply hindrance.

This machine is expected to help the poor artisans from the handicraft industry in particular, to produce handicraft items like bags, table runners, carpets and many other products which will help them sustain a decent livelihood.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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