Abaca Natural Fiber Collection

It is also known as Manila hemp or sometimes, as Cebu or Davao hemp. Being a strong all-natural fiber, abaca is preferred over man-made fibers like plastics and other synthetic materials for use in various industries around the world. The Philippines is the largest producer of abaca, supplying about 87% of the world’s requirement for the production of cordage, specialty papers (for currency notes, stencil paper, teabag, coffee filter/cup, capacitor and insulation paper, etc.), textiles, furniture and fixtures, handicrafts, novelty items, meat casing, cosmetics and skin care products, grocery bags, composites for automotive and construction, and other industrial applications.