In 2021, the startup aims to produce and sell 2,400 banana fibre mats in domestic and international markets, double the items it produced in 2015, according to Ugandan media reports.
“TexFad is an organisation that deals in production of handwoven textiles in Uganda. We produce handmade textiles and offer opportunities for work based non-formal skills training programmes targeting the youth and women. We transform waste banana pseudo stems and other waste materials into high quality sustainable textile products,” the company said on its website.
Uganda is one of the world’s largest banana producer and a world leader in banana consumption. After the harvest, banana stems are usually discarded as waste. TexFad turns this waste into high-quality banana fibre textiles and handicrafts.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)