After sarees, they make denim material from banana fibre
After trying their hands at various eco-friendly fabric materials stained with vegetable dyes, the weavers of Anakaputhur have come out with a denim material made out of banana fibre.
The weaving community members, having tasted success with sarees made of banana and kapok fibre earlier, have been emboldened to make sturdy denims withbanana fibre. The new product was launched before a team from Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday.
While admiring the work of the weavers, an official from Department of Industries and Commerce, A&N, said his team consisted of unemployed youth from the Islands.................Read more
Source: The Hindu